Root Canal Therapy Clintonville OhioRoot Canal Treatment in Clintonville Ohio

Severely broken, sick or abscessed teeth may benefit from root canal treatment. Our experienced Clintonville dentists will put your mind at ease with less-invasive, modern root canal therapy solutions.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canals, or endodontic treatments, aren’t as scary as some patients make them out to be. They are actually the most common of endodontic procedures. While your teeth are meant to last your entire life, they can become damaged over time from deep decay or injury. This can often result in a tooth infection that damages you tooth’s pulp. Thus, our dentists may recommend root canal therapy or other endodontic alternatives in order to save your tooth.

During a root canal, our skilled Clintonville dentists will make your smile healthy again by removing damaged pulp to relieve you of pain, infection and inflammation.

The Root Canal Therapy Procedure

Our Clintonville root canal therapy dentists will take x-rays of your mouth in order to find out how much of your tooth is infected. Once your dentist has assessed the situation, we will give you a local anesthetic in the infected tooth area so you don’t feel any pain during your treatment. Our skilled dentists will then create an opening in your tooth’s crown, and will clean out the decayed pulp that is causing you discomfort. Sometimes, your dentist may leave the tooth open so it can drain before its filled and sealed shut. A temporary filling may also be used to protect the area while everything drains away.

At a followup appointment (usually just a few days later), our dentists will apply composite filling in the center of your tooth. Typically, you will need a dental crown or another type of tooth restoration procedure in order to ward off future tooth pain or additional root canal treatments.

Do You Need a Root Canal?

Because root canal signs and symptoms can vary, our dentists in Clintonville will need to examine your teeth in order to determine if you need a root canal.

Here are just common signs that you may need root canal treatment:

  • Severe tooth pain when chewing or when pressure is put on a tooth
  • Pain and sensitivity in your tooth when subjected to hot or cold temperatures (that lingers when stimuli are no longer present)
  • Tiny bump on your gums near pain area
  • Darkening of your tooth
  • Tooth tenderness or gum swelling near the tooth that is in pain

If you have a cracked, swollen or painful tooth, contact our Clintonville dental team today to discuss endodontic therapy solutions. 

Suffering from severe tooth pain and can’t wait? Ask about our emergency root canal treatment.

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