My dentist told me I need to have endodontic treatment! What is that? Conventionally known as root canal therapy, this treatment helps reduce or eliminate the pain someone is in due to deep tissue issues beneath a tooth. If you want to know how endodontic treatment works for you, continue reading how we at Woodlawn Dental Centers can help you.
Root Canal Therapy in Cambridge Ohio
Root canal therapy will be suggested when bacteria has started to fill inside the tooth where the nerve pulp is. All teeth have these pulps and are how we feel things from our teeth. Bacteria can get inside the channels for many reasons and will always cause sensitivity and pain for the teeth.
In order to treat the pain, the pulp will be removed and the area will be cleaned out of bacteria. To start treatment, one of our dentists will numb the site around the pain. Then, part of the crown of the tooth where you are having pain will be removed. This is done to clean out the bacteria, remove infected tissue and, and remove the inflamed or damaged pulp. Following this, we fill the crown back in.
During this procedure, you should not have pain. The most pain felt should be a small amount of pressure similar to having a cavity filled. Once completed, the tooth should be strong enough to handle your normal diet with the same level of functionality as before. Root canals can preserve the majority of the natural tooth, resolve toothaches, and restore tooth functionality. That is why they are highly recommended when the tooth is viable.
Eliminate Tooth Pain Today!
Toothaches can be debilitating in nature. They can restrict what we are able to eat, what we are able to drink, how much we are able to smile, and even lead to tooth decay in extreme cases. That is why it is important to get a check-up if you start experiencing tooth pain. Luckily, we here at Woodlawn Dental Centers are no stranger to tooth pain or root canal therapy.
If you would like to see if you are a good candidate for root canal therapy or are looking for someone you can trust to perform one, consider a consultation with our doctors, Dr. Franklin Maximo, Dr. Gregory Harris, Jr, and Dr. Chase Culbertson, today. Our office by Cambridge, OH can be contacted using the number (740) 630-9380. You may also use this online form to contact us. We hope we can help mitigate the pain you are experiencing and provide an experience worth your time!