About Root Canal Therapy
If the soft inner portion of the tooth (also known as pulp) gets an infection, it can develop into a lot of pain and the whole tooth will begin to die if the infected pulp is not removed. A root canal procedure by our dentists at DentalWorks - Macedonia in Macedonia, OH removes the contaminated pulp from the tooth, which can spare the tooth and allow proper restoration begin. To protect and strengthen the tooth after the pulp is extracted, a filling element can be added within the tooth otherwise a cap can be put on top of the tooth by our dentists. If the bacteria is not healed, other teeth can become infected, plus the bacterial infection may move into the blood and infect more areas of the body. At DentalWorks - Macedonia in Macedonia, OH, our dentists perform root canal treatments to assist patients and return their oral health.
"Sarah was my hygienist today and she was super thorough with each and every details and how to keep my teeth healthier. I learned things from her to take better care of them! She spent well enough time with the process. I wish to get all the future work done with her. I appreciate how zealous she is about her job. Great work Sarah! and thanks a lot.."- A.J. / Google / Jul 19, 2019
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"Love the staff, my dentist and the ease in getting an appointment last minute for adjustments."- C.H. / Google / Jun 14, 2019
"The incredible Dr. Vandana is my dentist. The staff members at Macedonia DentalWorks are wonderful...from the front desk to the D.D.S.! Recently, I have had to visit this office for a multitude of dental issues. Each time I am there, the staff is professional, caring, and friendly. The dental work performed is at a very high and exceptional skill level. They have been more than accommodating, as shown by taking me in for several emergency visits...even coming back from their way home to fix a broken temporary crown or veneer. I have been served and treated by many at this location (hygienists, dentist assistants, etc.), and each has exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend.-Doug Piper of Sagamore Hills"- D.P. / Google / Jun 08, 2019
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What to Expect
A root canal procedure is most often completed with local anesthesia to numb the mouth, plus our dentists may combine sedation if needed. Our dentists will extract the pulp from the contaminated tooth or teeth, then our dentists will cover the tooth with a crown or add filling material. Certain patients are at a larger risk of catching an infection (generally patients with heart issues like congenital defects and artificial heart valves, so our dentists will prescribe a course of antibiotics before and after the root canal therapy.
If only local anesthesia is used, the patient will be able to drive and get better at their home, although a few sedation options may require the individual to have a reliable adult drive them home. Patients will have temporary numbness and certain patients may have minor discomfort that can often be fixed with an over-the-counter pain medication. If a temporary crown was put over the treated tooth, the permanent crown will be placed and bonded by our dentists at a second appointment. After a root canal, oral care consisting of brushing and flossing at home, in addition to visits to DentalWorks - Macedonia as recommended by our dentists are essential to maintain the strength of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal therapy is often covered to some extent by the patient's insurance, in some cases dental insurance may not cover additional expenses for emergency care. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Macedonia in Macedonia, OH accept many forms of payment and DentalWorks - Macedonia is able to help patients with applications for financing, as needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To get rid of your toothache and stop more serious dental issues, don't skip talking to our dentists about root canal procedures. With state-of-the-art dental equipment and techniques, as well as sedation options at DentalWorks - Macedonia in Macedonia, OH, fixing an infected tooth doesn't have to be painful or time consuming.