Single Visit Root Canal in Swanton, OH
At Dental Health Associates, we understand that the term “root canal” is often associated with the idea of a painful or complicated surgery. But the truth is, modern root canal therapy can be completed effectively in a comfortable and pain-free procedure. What’s more, thanks to the latest advances in dentistry, our experienced dentists can perform the procedure in a single appointment.
Our goal at Dental Heath Associates is to provide exceptional dental care so our Swanton patients can return to their everyday lives as safely and quickly as possible. If you are in need of root canal therapy, our team can discuss all of your options with you, including single visit root canal.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure that removes infected soft tissue (also known as dental pulp) from inside the interior tooth chamber. During the procedure, the dentist will clean out and disinfect the interior chamber and the associated narrow canals. The tooth roots will be filled with a special material to prevent further infection. A root canal is used to save a natural tooth from being extracted. Today’s root canal techniques are gentle and safe. Our dentists can carefully remove the infected portions of the tooth while preserving its structural integrity.
Do You Need a Root Canal?
A root canal may be necessary if the dental pulp of one of your teeth becomes infected or inflamed. The most common sign that you need a root canal is tooth pain. Other signs include:
- Tooth discoloration
- Persistent sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages
- Swelling or irritation in the gum tissue
In some cases, there are no symptoms of a problem. For this reason, regular checkups with your dentist are necessary to monitor the health and function of your teeth. If we determine a root canal is needed, we can perform it promptly to prevent further damage.
About Single Visit Root Canal
Single visit root canal is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure the patient is comfortable throughout treatment. The infected or inflamed dental pulp is removed from the pulp chamber and root canals. The areas are disinfected and filled to prevent further damage. A permanent filling is then placed. Since the tooth no longer has a blood supply and will become brittle, a crown is normally always recommended so the tooth will look normal and function properly for many years, provided proper hygiene is followed. You will be able to chew and bite with no pain.
To learn more about single visit root canal, please schedule a consultation with Dental Health Associates today.