Root Canal Therapy
The Athens Dental Depot is proud to have Dr. Louis Susi, an Athens endodontist, on our team. Endodontists are dentists who have two additional years of specialized education and training in diagnosis and root canal therapy. Dr. Susi uses his experience to treat difficult cases, such as teeth with blocked canals, unusual root anatomy, and root canal retreatment.
Root canal treatment is necessary when the soft tissue inside the tooth root becomes inflamed and/or infected. This may be caused by a history of trauma to the teeth (recent trauma or trauma that occurred weeks, months, or years ago), deep decay, fillings that are deep and approximate the nerve chamber, fractured, cracked, or chipped teeth, or parafunctional habits, such as bruxing (grinding), that expose the nerve of the tooth.