Zion's Oral Medical Center in Albany
Albany Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Lavendra Shootes-Miller
2722 Dawson Road, Suite 12 Albany, GA 31707


Causes of a Root Canal
Root canals are necessary when a cavity that has been left untreated becomes larger. Once the cavity reaches the pulp of the tooth, an infection forms at the base of the root canal, causing an abscess. This abscess is generally painful and will need to be removed.

The doctors at Zion's Oral Medical Center in Albany know that serious tooth decay can often lead to a root canal. A root canal may be needed if the decay has reached the tooth's nerve. Essentially, a root canal involves cleaning out a tooth's infected root, then filling and sealing the canal.

Root Canal Procedure:
1) An opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber.
2) The pulp is removed, and the root canals are cleaned, enlarged and shaped.
3) The infected area is medicated.
4) The root canals are filled.
5) The crown opening is filled with a temporary.

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you may need a root canal. The only sure way to know is to call our Albany, GA dental office at 229-888-2488 and setup an appointment with Dr. Shootes-Miller.


Albany Cosmetic Dentist

Office Hours

  • Monday:
  • Tuesday:
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:
  • 9:00am to 2:30pm
  • 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • 9:00am to 6:00pm

Cairo Office Hours:
Friday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 2:30pm

Contact Info
Phone | 229-888-2488
Fax | 229-888-2440
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