Root Canal Therapy Provided by Westwood Family Dental
Van Wert, OH Dentists Treat Toothaches
At Westwood Family Dental, we can alleviate discomfort and save your infected tooth with root canal therapy. We can comfortably perform root canal therapy at our Van Wert, OH family dental practice.
Why do I need root canal therapy?
Your teeth contain several layers: the outer protective enamel, a secondary layer of sensitive dentin, and an inner pulp that contains components commonly referred to as the “nerve” of the tooth. A deep cavity, traumatic injury, or tooth fracture can make the canal susceptible to bacterial infection, which can kill the pulp, stimulate increased blood flow, and create pressure within the tooth. If you visit our Van Wert office in the earliest stages of this condition, one of our Westwood Family Dentals may be able to save your tooth with a root canal.
Will root canal therapy hurt?
Not with the advanced analgesics and technology we use at Westwood Family Dental. In fact, the entire process can be so comfortable that many patients doze off. Oftentimes, root canal therapy can be completed in a single appointment. We simply clean out the diseased canal, fill it with a biologically-inert substance, seal it from further infection, and you're on your way.
While some patients experience post-procedural soreness or slight tissue inflammation, these are controllable with over-the-counter analgesics. Follow-up care involves thorough home hygiene and regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups.