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 - Secor Square in Toledo, 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 - Secor Square in Toledo, OH, our dentists perform root canal treatments to assist patients and return their oral health.
"I have seen 2 dentists in this office and both were extremely attentive. I have never had dentists that pay such great attention to all of the needs at that visit and prepare and offer information for future care and health. The whole staff is very thorough and kind. I have had a wonderful experience and will continue to visit this office for my dental needs."- D.W. / Google / Jul 14, 2019
"Appointment was on time. Everyone was very professional and friendly. Any questions that were asked were answered in an easy to understand manner."- R.Z. / Google / Jun 06, 2019
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"I showed up early to my appointment. Was greeted and handled paperwork quickly and easily. Next I went back for x-rays with Reema she was kind and kept me at ease through the entire process. Then I went to my room for my cleaning. Lee Ann was friendly and nice. Even though they were obviously busy and overwhelmed they Reema and Lee Ann didn't let that bother them. Finally I met my dentist I believe, she was a young dark haired woman. She was more straight to the point and doesn't sugar coat her observations, but she tells you the truth.All in all I had a fine experience with the office."- M.S. / Google / Mar 31, 2019
"the staff are very friendly and helpful"- C.S. / Facebook / Jan 25, 2019
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 - Secor Square 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 - Secor Square in Toledo, OH accept many forms of payment and DentalWorks - Secor Square 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 - Secor Square in Toledo, OH, fixing an infected tooth doesn't have to be painful or time consuming.