While many people think of root canals as a scary dental procedure, the reality is that they can effectively treat very painful tooth decay in a single visit to your dentist. If you’re suffering from ongoing, severe tooth pain, especially one with damage or decay, visit McCormack Dental Group at any of its three locations in North Royalton, North Ridgeville, and Columbus, Ohio. Led by Bradley McCormack, DDS, the team offers in-house root canals and has the training to make endodontic treatment as easy and painless as possible. Call this office nearest you or request an appointment online today.
Root canal refers to a chamber within your tooth, containing the tooth’s pulp and nerve endings, which can become infected due to advanced tooth decay, as well as the procedure used to treat this infection. Once the pulp of a tooth is infected, fast action is required to save that tooth, or the decay and infection can spread to the tissues surrounding the tooth, resulting in an abscess and possibly the need for extraction.
During a same-day root canal procedure, your McCormack Dental Group dentist removes the nerve and infected pulp. They then thoroughly clean the inside of the tooth and fill and seal it.
In most cases, your dentist may install a crown on a tooth that has undergone a root canal procedure. In some cases, a filling may adequately protect a tooth after root canal treatment, but a crown typically offers more protection for the treated tooth and helps restore its shape, size, and function.
McCormack Dental Group is proud to offer same-day CEREC® crowns right in the office. In many cases, this means patients don’t need to return for a second appointment to complete the procedure.
Root canal procedures have acquired a nasty reputation that is largely undeserved. An infected root canal is much more painful than the root canal procedure; it takes the pain away.
The team at McCormack Dental Group has the training to make endodontic treatment as painless as possible. If you’re anxious about your root canal treatment, talk to your dentist about your concerns and how you can handle them.
You may need a root canal if your teeth have undergone advanced tooth decay that has penetrated the enamel and outer layers of your teeth, or if your tooth is cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged. Some signs that a tooth’s root is infected include:
If you are experiencing tooth pain and think you may need a root canal, call McCormack Dental Group today, or make an appointment online using the scheduling tool. Same-day appointments are available.