What is a root canal?

Root canal therapy, commonly called a root canal, is an endodontic treatment often recommended to restore the health and function of a severely infected tooth. If damage and decay reach past the outer enamel of the tooth into the dental pulp, which is located inside the tooth, it can result in serious damage and infection. During root canal therapy, we remove the infected and injured tissues to return your smile to good health. The tooth is filled with a medicated material and capped with a dental crown or filling to restore the function and shape of the tooth.

Do I need a root canal?

Our seasoned dentists may recommend a root canal in Grove City, Ohio if your tooth is severely infected or injured in the dental pulp and tooth nerves. Common signs of infection include swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums, extreme tooth sensitivity, severe tooth pain, and a recurring or persistent pimple on the gums.

Does a root canal hurt?

Dr. Huber, Dr. Pelkey and Dr. Shumway strive to provide you with a pleasant, comfortable dental experience. We use local anesthesia to numb the tooth, and we offer nitrous oxide sedation to help you feel more relaxed. For more information on root canal therapy, we welcome you to call or visit us at Ohio Urgent Dental Care. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile for life.