Root Canal Therapy
Root canals have earned a bad reputation over the years mostly because they’re typically associated with pain. At Nordonia Dental Group, we want to set the record straight and tell you that believe it or not, root canal therapy is actually not the cause of your pain, but instead, it is the relief you so desperately need. It’s true!
When your tooth is causing that throbbing and unrelenting pain, it’s likely because it is infected. Root canal therapy eliminates your infection and alleviates your pain, while also preserving your natural tooth from extraction. If you need root canal therapy in Northfield, OH, our dentists can help.
What Happens During Root Canal Therapy?
Your tooth becomes infected when decay, a fracture, or an injury traumatize your root. Dr. Z or Dr. Pat will carefully remove the diseased tissue inside your tooth and make sure your infection is completely eliminated. We will seal your tooth. After your tooth has healed, you’ll return to Nordonia Dental Group to have it strengthened with a permanent crown or filling that will ensure you maintain all the function and ease of chewing that you had before.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
Your comfort is our top priority, and you can rest assured that our dentists are highly skilled, very gentle, and they use the best dental anesthetics to ensure that you don’t feel anything during root canal therapy. As an added bonus, the anesthetic provides immediate relief from the pain of your infection.
It’s important to understand that if you are feeling pain or discomfort that is constant or severe, you should contact your dental team at Nordonia Dental Group right away. Ignoring a dental infection or waiting for it to go away on its own could result in more damage to neighboring teeth and even tooth loss.
Avoiding Root Canal Therapy
Many root canal procedures could actually be avoided when you are proactive about your oral health. With consistent visits to your Northfield dentist every six months you can prevent many dental concerns such as tooth decay and gum disease since our dentists will screen you for these concerns at every examination.
If your dentist detects decay in your tooth and you treat it right away, it is likely that it can be taken care of with a simple dental filling. If you wait to treat your tooth or ignore your diagnosis, the decay will progress and eventually reach the nerve of your tooth where it causes infection.
Are you experiencing tooth pain? Or perhaps it is time for your next cleaning? Either way, call Nordonia Dental Group at (330) 467-6466 today to schedule an appointment.