Non-Surgical Root Canal
Are you experiencing severe tooth pain or sensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks? It may be time to consider a root canal procedure. Serving Upper Arlington and Grandview, Hart Dental Group offers non-surgical root canal therapy to alleviate pain and restore the health of your tooth.
The Signs You Need a Root Canal
Root canals are typically needed when the pulp inside a tooth becomes inflamed or infected. Some common signs that you may need a root canal include:
- Severe tooth pain or sensitivity
- Swollen gums around the affected tooth
- Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
- Persistent bad breath
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Hart can help you. We will discuss your treatment options with you, and it could include a non-surgical root canal.
What Are the Benefits of a Non-Surgical Root Canal?
A non-surgical root canal is a minimally invasive procedure that can save a damaged or infected tooth. It is not as invasive as a traditional root canal, and we can still use this procedure to save your tooth. Some of the benefits of a non-surgical root canal include:
- Preservation of the natural tooth structure
- Reduced risk of complications and post-procedure discomfort
- Fast and efficient treatment, often completed in a single visit
- Restoration of the tooth’s natural appearance and function
At Hart Dental Group, we will do everything we can to keep you comfortable, which may include a non-surgical root canal.
How Does a Non-Surgical Root Canal Work?
During a non-surgical root canal procedure, our experienced dental team will numb the affected tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. Dr. Hart will then create a small opening in the top of the tooth and use specialized tools to remove the infected or damaged pulp.
Once the pulp has been removed, we will thoroughly clean and sterilize the inside of the tooth before filling it with a special material. We will then seal the opening with a dental filling or crown.
Our goal is to protect your tooth and prevent a future procedure from being required. When done quickly and properly, it could save the tooth itself.
Recovering After a Non-Surgical Root Canal
Most patients experience minimal discomfort and can return to normal routines following a non-surgical root canal procedure. There is a chance that you may experience some minor swelling or sensitivity, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Dr. Hart will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your tooth after the procedure, including recommendations for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene. We will help you stay as comfortable as possible during the recovery process.
Trust Hart Dental Group for Non-Surgical Root Canals
At Hart Dental Group, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality dental care available. If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our non-surgical root canal therapy services in Upper Arlington and Grandview.
Reach out to us today at (614) 486-1123 and let us find the best treatment option for your needs.