Root Canal Therapy in Dublin, OH
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About Root Canal Treatment
Broken, cracked, or deteriorating teeth are generally treated with a tooth-colored filling, crown, or other forms of replacement if they are caught and dealt with in a timely manner. However, if decay reaches the center of the tooth (sometimes called the pulp), a root canal is potentially needed to improve dental function and prevent removal so you can keep your tooth. A root canal is an endodontic therapy to extract diseased inner tooth tissue and seal the affected tooth. At River Park Dental and Esthetics, Dr. Phing Saurer performs laser-assisted root canal therapy to treat abscessed or structurally damaged teeth. With sedation options available, we help ensure your comfort throughout the entire procedure. If you have a painful or infected tooth, get in touch with our Dublin, OH office to learn more about our advanced root canal treatment and schedule an appointment.
The Root Canal Process
At our Dublin, OH facility, laser-assisted root canals are performed using local anesthesia and can be offered jointly with sedation services to help you stay at ease. A shield will be placed to block your oral structures, and the impacted area will then be accessed through a little hole made at the top of the tooth. The pulp (the structure that makes up the nerve center and blood storage for each tooth) is then extracted, and the region is modified prior to being fully sterilized. Dr. Saurer can then protect the affected tooth using a medical-grade material and conclude with an anesthetic filling to start the healing process. Whatever tooth discomfort you were dealing with prior to your endodontic treatment should begin to subside once the root canal is over. Store-bought pain medication could also be used to decrease any pain or inflammation that develops following your visit.
Save Your Tooth and Smile
Damaged or abscessed teeth may result in any number of dental health concerns. However, laser-assisted root canal treatment at River Park Dental and Esthetics may be the ideal solution to restore your tooth and your overall oral wellness. Get in touch with our practice in Dublin, OH to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saurer and find out about our advanced methods for endodontic therapy.
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Root Canal Therapy FAQs
Do root canals hurt?
The idea of having a root canal can make even the toughest person wince. However, at River Park Dental and Esthetics, Dr. Saurer can perform even the most complicated root canals with comfort and ease. Before she begins a root canal, Dr. Saurer will completely numb the tooth to be treated with a local anesthetic — so you won't feel any pain or anything at all. If pain or anxiety is a concern, talk to Dr. Saurer about the oral sedation options she offers that can reduce anxiety and nervousness to further enhance your comfort.
How long does a root canal take?
Depending on the tooth being treated and the degree of decay, a typical root canal takes Dr. Saurer about 45 – 60 minutes to complete.
How long will my tooth last after a root canal?
It depends on the tooth and the level of decay that was treated, but on average, most root canals can last about 10 years. If the tooth was fitted with a crown, it can last up to 15 years or longer in some cases with regular brushing and flossing and regular dental checkups at River Park Dental and Esthetics.
When does a tooth need a root canal?
Root canals are typically recommended for teeth that have extensive decay into the pulp, are broken, have had multiple fillings, have a severe crack, or have an infection that has reached the nerves.
River Park Dental and Esthetics Reviews
Amazing dentist and staff. I had a tooth break in half. They had me in quickly, did a superb root canal, and I couldn’t have wished for a better experience.
The level of customer service I received was amazing. I was very nervous going into a root canal. The dental assistant really took the time to asked me questions and helped come up with a plan that felt tailored to my needs. The whole team was great. I love my new dentist 👍
New to the area, did not have a local dentist, and was given a positive reference for River Park. I unfortunately had to make a same day appointment due to an abscessed tooth. They got me in and performed a root canal the same day. Staff was very friendly, professional, and pleasant to talk to. Will make this my Columbus/Dublin area dentist and would highly recommend based on today’s experience.
Best dentist, staff, facility, and amenities I’ve ever been to!!! Dr. Sauer is incredible beyond explanation! She performed 2 root canals and I didn’t feel either one. My kids ask on a regular basis if it’s time to go back for their cleaning! The hygienists are true professionals unlike we’ve ever had! Dr. Sauer uses latest technology and my child had her cavity fixed with a laser requiring no anesthetic. They are such a warm practice and truly care about their patients!!! Highly recommend 100%!!!
For years my smile has bothered me... my friends and family have always told me that I have a nice smile and that they don’t see the flaws that I see. While I appreciate and love all of them, the truth of the matter was it really affected my confidence. There’s a running joke at work(that I started) about my RBF but in all reality I have that RBF face most (not all) of the time because I didn’t want to smile. That all changed yesterday. Last year I was so very fortunate to have found Dr. Saurer. She helped me when I was in extreme pain due to a root canal and that was the start of a new life long relationship. Over the last year, we have talked about how she could help give me confidence back in my smile. After doing a lot of research, she developed the best plan for me. Because of what we she had helped me and my family with in the short year we had known each other, I knew I had complete trust and confidence in her ability to give me a perfect smile. So two weeks ago we started the process and completed it yesterday. To say yesterday was emotional is an understatement. As soon as I saw the first glimpse of my new smile, I couldn’t hold back the tears. Again before I left the office, I had more tears of happiness as I hugged Dr Saurer and her team. I cannot say enough good things about this team. Dr Saurer and her entire staff were there with me celebrating my happiness and letting me know how passionate she was when designing my smile. I truly felt like I was surrounded by family. Her passion for dentistry shows through in all that she does. If you need a dentist or just want to go to the BEST in Dublin, please go see them. Dr Saurer, Ellen and Monica....I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for my smile and confidence. I want to smile ALL the time now!!!