Root Canal Treatment | Endodontics
What is Root Canal Therapy?
A root canal (endodontics) is a procedure involving the extracting of the root nerves of a tooth. The interior of the tooth is cleaned, shaped and fillers are inserted. This procedure is carried out to prevent further infection of the tooth and protect the nerves in the gum.
A root canal treatment will allow you to retain your tooth by removing the infected tissue.
When Is Root Canal Therapy The Answer?
Root canals are considered one of the most invasive dental procedures. However, root canal therapy is also one of the most restorative procedures in dentistry. There are various medical reasons to apply root canals. These include treating:
- Dying or Dead Nerves Within Teeth
The nerves of your teeth may die as a result of tooth decay, cracking of teeth or other dental trauma. Root canals are used in cases where damage to the nerves is so severe it is considered irreversible.
Abscess often occurs as the result of infected tissue. The best treatment for these cases is the removal of the infected tissue and the nerves.
- Significant Sensitivity
Significant tooth sensitivity can cause a great deal of discomfort. People with extreme sensitivity struggle with eating and drinking food and beverages that are either very hot or very cold. A root canal may be used to alleviate the discomfort.
You will need to book an appointment with a specialist in endodontics to determine whether you will need root canal therapy or not. However, the following signs of severe infection or damage indicate that you may need a root canal.
- Tooth darkening
- Severe pain when drinking or eating or placing pressure on the tooth
- Extreme sensitivity to cold or hot stimuli
- Swelling or tenderness near a tooth that is painful
Why Choose Us For Your Root Canal?
Your search for root canal therapy in Solon has come to an end. We’ll provide you with the personalized service that you need to improve your oral health.
Dr. Nancy Gergis (D.D.S.) is a highly skilled and experienced family dentist (endodontist) based in Solon, Ohio. He is qualified to handle all aspects of your oral care. When you schedule an appointment at our practice you can be sure you’ll be surrounded by professionals that you can trust to provide you with the highest service in dental care.