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.