Root Canal Dentist Cincinnati
Root canals, or endodontics, are the dental specialty that deals with the nerves in your teeth. It’s sad that most people think of root canals as especially painful and nasty, and many stories have been told of the ‘horrible root canal’ that someone’s coworker or aunt went through.
But at your favorite root canal dentist Cincinnati, we will make sure that the procedure is as safe and as comfortable as possible. With a root canal, we will primarily be dealing with the nerves in the root of the tooth. If any of those nerves are infected, they’re going to have to come out. If those nerves are left alone, they could turn into an abscess, and that could cause serious problems,
including bone loss to your jaw!
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But if caught early enough, we will remove the nerves that are causing the problems and we will only do this after we’ve properly numbed the area with a local anesthetic. After the area is sufficiently numbed, our Cincinnati family dentist will clear out the infected tissues and will then clean the canal.
Once the infection is removed, the space left behind will have to be seals or else bacteria will be left to grow and thrive. Instead, we will seal the area with a sealant. We also recommend that you put a crown over the tooth to improve the appearance. A crown will also keep food particles away from the root canal zone, enabling the area to heal sufficiently.
If you take one thing away from all of this, we hope that it’s the fact that root canals aren’t the scary procedures you think they are. Instead, they are routine procedures just like when you get a tooth extracted or a filling. You will be numbed just like any other dental procedure, and we assure you that the procedure is completely safe.
You may feel some discomfort afterward, as the area heals and the anesthetic begins to wear off. You can usually take an over-the-counter painkiller to ease the discomfort or you can ask your favorite Cincinnati family dentist to recommend a prescribed painkiller for you.
Our Cincinnati family dentist has special training in diagnosing and treating problems in and around the teeth. This includes endodontics. So if you’re experiencing oral or facial pain, come in right away and let us take a look.