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.

Root Canal Therapy

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.

Root Canal Therapy FAQs

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.
Depending on the tooth being treated and the degree of decay, a typical root canal takes Dr. Saurer about 45 – 60 minutes to complete.
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.

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.