Central Ohio Root Canal Specialists
Root canal therapy is a common dental treatment in the United States, and the specialists at Central Ohio Endodontics are the right choice for the job. Our expert endodontists are ready to put their decades of experience to work to provide you with the best and least painful root canal treatment imaginable. Contact our Worthington, Dublin, or Westerville offices today to schedule your root canal treatment. If you are a referring Doctor, please fill out our online referral form.
What is a root canal?
Root canal therapy is a common dental procedure that can save a patient’s natural tooth and maximize its esthetics and function. Many people aren’t familiar with the process despite how common root canal treatments are. Below we cover the root canal process to give you a better idea of what to expect when you come to Central Ohio Endodontics.
The inside of a tooth is filled with pulp, a collection of nerves and blood vessels. Root canal treatment is how we treat a tooth with an inflamed or infected pulp. Several different situations can lead to the need for a root canal, but it typically starts when the inner portion of the tooth becomes exposed through a crack, chip, decay, or after a patient has undergone repeated dental procedures. Some of the common symptoms of an infected tooth are swelling around the affected area, thermal sensitivity, and pain in the tooth or surrounding gum.
The root canal treatment itself is relatively simple and is successful in about 95% of cases. Our specialists administer local anesthesia as needed to provide you with the most comfortable experience possible.
Once the area is anesthetized, the endodontist places a dental dam to provide a disinfected environment, and then removes the infected pulp from the inside of the tooth. A thorough cleaning and sealing of the inside of the tooth prevents further infections from developing in the future. After the tooth is clean, your endodontist will insert a temporary filling, and you’ll be ready to start the recovery process.
What happens after treatment?
After your treatment is complete, your endodontist will work with you to create the best post-operative plan for your needs and your tooth’s long-term success. Our office will send a record of your treatment to your general dentist, and you should contact their office for a follow-up permanent restoration within six weeks of your treatment with us. Your general dentist will develop a plan for a permanent restoration of your tooth.
Potential complications with root canal treatment are minimal, but are possible. If you have a problem with your tooth before meeting with your general dentist, please give us a call and we will be happy to address the issue.
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
Call Central Ohio Endodontics Today
Central Ohio Endodontics has three conveniently placed locations to provide the best root canal therapy in Central Ohio. Whether it’s for you, a loved one, or a patient, Central Ohio Endodontics is here to provide you with the efficient and effective root canal therapy you deserve. Contact our Westerville, Dublin, or Worthington office today to schedule your appointment with one of our root canal specialists.