Root Canal

2K Dental

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists & Aesthetic and Implant Dentists located in Parma, OH, Cleveland, OH , and Akron, OH

If you have a loose or damaged tooth, it may be possible to save it with a root canal. At 2K Dental, with locations in Parma, Cleveland, and Akron, Ohio, the team offers root canals to restore your damaged tooth and protect it against future damage. Call 2K Dental to schedule an appointment at the first sign of tooth pain.

Root Canal Q&A

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a common dental procedure performed by an endodontist to restore badly infected, decayed, or damaged teeth. Root canals are necessary for saving teeth that have infected blood vessels and nerves inside them. During the root canal procedure, your dentist cleans the inside of the tooth, fills it, and seals it against future bacteria.

Why would I need a root canal?

Root canals are common treatments for the following signs and symptoms:

  • Toothache
  • Gum pain
  • Tooth abscess
  • Large cavities
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Facial, neck, or gum swelling
  • Tooth discoloration

If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with 2K Dental as soon as possible. The sooner a damaged tooth receives treatment, the more likely it is the tooth can be saved. 

What should I expect during a root canal procedure?

Your dentist reviews your dental and medical history and examines your mouth and affected teeth. Dental X-rays provide a look inside the tooth to determine whether a root canal or other dental restoration is right for your dental issue.

Before the root canal treatment begins, you receive a local anesthetic to numb the area. Your dentist then removes dental decay, makes a small hole in the crown of your tooth, and removes the infection from inside the tooth’s pulp.

After the infection has been cleared, your provider cleans and flushes the area. Medication is applied to the pulp area to eliminate bacteria and infection. They then fill and seal the tooth’s chamber with a dental filling. Depending on the amount of damage, you may need a crown over the tooth to strengthen and protect against future damage.

What happens after I get a root canal?

After receiving a root canal, your restored tooth looks and functions like the rest of your teeth. Root canal treatments last a lifetime if you care for them properly with twice daily brushing and flossing.

Root canal procedures may cause tooth sensitivity for a few days. Use over-the-counter medication to relieve discomfort. For severe pain or if a newly installed crown becomes loose, call 2K Dental right away.

Don’t ignore a toothache or let tooth damage progress to lost teeth. Call the practice today to book an appointment.