Root canal therapy is an important treatment because it is the only thing standing between an infected tooth and the loss of that tooth. Here at Lyndhurst Family Dental, we understand that some people are timid about having the procedure done, but let us assure you that there is no reason to be worried. Modern techniques and advanced equipment make it a smooth process, and most of our patients tell us that they felt either no discomfort at all, or very little.
Why would you need our Mayfield Heights root canal? Toothaches can all seem very similar, but when the pulp inside your tooth has become infected, the pain is often most noticeable when you chew food or apply pressure to the tooth. Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks is common. And there may also be either tooth discoloration, gum tenderness, or both. For any toothache, you should come in for an examination and x-rays. If the results show that our Mayfield Heights root canal is the proper remedy, you will be sufficiently numbed with local anesthesia beforehand. The treatment is not a surgical one. Instead, access to the infected tissue is obtained by drilling to remove tooth structure. The pulp and nerve are removed. The next step is to clean and disinfect the canals, and then seal them. Doing so makes future infections less likely to occur. When the tooth has fully healed, impressions are taken so that a dental crown can be fashioned and then placed on top of the tooth, which will then be restored to its original size and appearance. You’ll be able to count on the tooth being durable and strong to the extent that any of your teeth are.
There is a 90% success rate for our Mayfield Heights root canal, inspiring confidence in a positive outcome. Contact our office to schedule a timely appointment. The sooner you get attention, the better the chances are of good results.