Root Canals in Columbus | RIVERGLEN DENTAL

Root Canals in
Columbus, OH

Are you experiencing severe tooth pain? It could be a sign that you need a root canal. Root canals are dental procedures that are vital in treating severe tooth decay, infection, or damage that has reached the pulp of the tooth. The pulp is the innermost part of the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels. When it becomes infected or damaged, it can cause intense pain and discomfort. A root canal procedure involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the tooth, and then filling and sealing it. This treatment can save your tooth from extraction and relieve your pain

Root Canals in Columbus | RIVERGLEN DENTAL

Why Should I Get Root Canals?

If you're suffering from a severe toothache, it might be because the pulp in your tooth is infected or inflamed. This can occur due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the same tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. Without treatment, the pain can become unbearable, and the infection can lead to an abscess or spread to other areas of the body. Root canals are designed to alleviate this pain and treat the infection. The procedure can save your tooth, preventing the need for extraction and replacement with a dental implant or bridge.

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Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures, with more than 15 million performed each year!

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The Benefits Of Root Canals

Pain Relief

One of the most immediate benefits of a root canal is pain relief. When the pulp of your tooth becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause severe and persistent pain. By removing the damaged pulp and treating the infection, a root canal can alleviate this pain and make you feel more comfortable.

Prevents Spread of Infection

An infected tooth can pose a serious health risk if left untreated. The infection can spread to other areas of your mouth and even to other parts of your body, leading to more serious health problems. A root canal removes the source of the infection, preventing it from spreading and promoting overall health.

Saves Your Natural Tooth

While dental implants and bridges are effective ways to replace missing teeth, there's nothing quite like your natural tooth. A root canal allows you to keep your natural tooth, maintaining your normal biting force and sensation, and your natural appearance.

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The Root Canal Treatment Process

X-Ray and Anesthesia

The first step in a root canal is to take an X-ray to see the shape of the root canals and determine if there are any signs of infection in the surrounding bone. Your dentist will then use local anesthesia to numb the area and ensure you're comfortable throughout the procedure.


Next, your dentist will make an opening in the crown of the tooth and use special tools to remove the infected or inflamed pulp from the inside.

Filling and Sealing

Once the pulp has been removed, your dentist will clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth, then fill and seal it with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The tooth is then restored with a crown or filling for protection.

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