Root Canal Treatment – Toledo, OH
Restore Your Tooth, Restore Your Smile!
The American Association of Endodontists recently shared that a whopping 67% of Americans are scared of needing root canal treatment. That’s not too surprising since the reputation of this restorative dental service is so scary. However, it’s actually completely painless thanks to the latest techniques and powerful numbing agents! If you have any questions, you can always reach out to our Toledo dental team. Otherwise, you can read on to learn more.
Why Choose Dental Group West for Root Canal Treatment?
- Compassionate and Highly Trained Dentists
- Sedation Dentistry Available
- Convenient Appointment Times
Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?
At your biannual visits to our office, our Toledo dentists will carefully examine your teeth and gums, looking for warning signs of decay and infection in the process. However, it’s equally as important that you keep an eye out for abnormal dental symptoms between your appointments as well, including:
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Pain when biting down
- Dark discoloration on one tooth
- Severe dental sensitivity
- A blister or pimple-like bump on your gums
If any of these arise, then you should contact us right away. From there, we can conduct an exam, determine the root of the problem, and intervene with the necessary restorative care.
The Root Canal Process
As we touched on at the beginning of the page, the root canal treatment process is painless because the first step is always the same: using a numbing agent on the area of your mouth that we will be working on. Once you’re ready to begin, we will use special instruments to access the inner chambers of your tooth and remove the damaged tissue and pulp. Next, we will sanitize the area, fill the tooth with a synthetic gutta-percha material, and place a restoration over top. When you return home, you might feel some soreness. Don’t worry – you can alleviate any discomfort that arises with the aftercare instructions we provide you with, including taking OTC pain medication as directed.
The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal
There are several benefits of root canal treatment. Here are a few of the most noteworthy ones:
- The procedure is virtually painless
- The results can last for decades
- It can save your tooth from needing to be extracted
- The restoration is both natural-looking and durable
As always, if you have any questions for our team about root canal treatment – or any other dental care you need – don’t hesitate to get in touch!