About Root Canal Therapy
If the spongy interior area of the tooth (or pulp) becomes infected, it can cause a great deal of discomfort and the entire tooth begins to die if the infection is not stopped. A root canal therapy by our dentists at DentalWorks - Reynoldsburg in Reynoldsburg, OH takes out the infected pulp from the tooth, which can save the tooth and permit proper healing start. To strengthen and protect the tooth after the pulp is taken out, a filling material can be injected inside the tooth or a dental crown can be placed over the tooth by our dentists. If the infection is not treated, other teeth may become infected, not to mention that the bacteria may enter the blood stream and infect another parts of the body. At DentalWorks - Reynoldsburg in Reynoldsburg, OH, our dentists offer root canal therapies to help patients and restore their dental health.
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What to Expect
A root canal treatment is usually performed with local anesthesia to desensitize the teeth and gums, plus our dentists may add sedation as needed. Our dentists will remove the pulp from the infected tooth or teeth, then our dentists will place a crown or inject filling material. Some patients are at higher risk of developing a bacterial infection (usually patients with heart problems like artificial heart valves and congenital defects), so our dentists may prescribe a round of antibiotics both before and after the root canal treatment.
If only local sedation is given, the patient should be allowed to drive and recover at their own home, but some sedation methods may require the patient to have a responsible adult pick them up. Patients will experience short-term numbness and some patients may experience minor pain that can usually be treated with an over-the-counter painkiller. If a temporary cap was placed on top of the infected tooth, the custom made crown will be positioned and fitted by our dentists at a separate appointment. Following a root canal, dental care including flossing and brushing at home, as well as visits to DentalWorks - Reynoldsburg as recommended by our dentists are important to preserve the health of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal procedure is usually paid in part by the individual's dental insurance, but it may not pay extra costs for emergency treatment. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Reynoldsburg in Reynoldsburg, OH take several methods of payment and DentalWorks - Reynoldsburg can help individuals with financing, if needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To relieve your pain and prevent more severe dental health problems, do not avoid talking with our dentists regarding root canal therapies. With modern dental tools and methods, plus sedation options at DentalWorks - Reynoldsburg in Reynoldsburg, OH, repairing an infected tooth does not have to be uncomfortable or lengthy.