Root Canal Therapy – Lorain, OH

The Answer for a Badly Infected Tooth

When you have an infected tooth, you’ll likely experience pain that slowly gets worse over time. And if you don’t have the problem taken care of quickly, the infection could cause more damage to the surrounding bone structure of the teeth. Fortunately, Dr. Vaziri and Dr. James can be trusted to halt your discomfort and restore your dental health with root canal therapy. Do you think you might need to have a root canal performed soon? If so, reach out to our location in Middleburg Heights today.

Why Choose Parkway Endodontics for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Award-Winning Endodontic Specialist
  • We’re Partners with Our Patients
  • Treatments Enhanced with Cutting-Edge Technology

Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?

That’s a question that only a trained professional can give a definite answer to. That said, if your tooth is infected, there may be a few symptoms that indicate something is wrong, such as:

  • Experiencing significant pain whenever you try to bite or chew.
  • Persistent cold or hot sensitivity in a tooth or a general area
  • A pimple in the gums by the tooth indicating drainage due to infection.
  • A tooth that has become chipped or cracked 
  • Gum tissue that is swollen or tender.
  • A toothache that wakes you up at night

Please give us a call if you notice any of the warning signs listed above.

The Root Canal Process

Root canal therapy involves the following steps:

  • The tooth and the surrounding gums are numbed with a local anesthetic in a gentle way.
  • A rubber dam is placed to keep the mouth clean from any debris.
  • A bite block is provided as an option to help you keep your mouth open comfortably without putting too much strain on your jaw.
  • An opening is created in the top of the tooth so that we can get to the canals.
  • The infected tissues inside the tooth are cleaned out, and the pulp chambers and root canals are disinfected and reshaped as needed.
  • Gutta-percha is used to fill the canals before the tooth is resealed.
  • Then, a temporary filling is placed in the tooth and will be replaced with a permanent filling by your general dentist.
  • Most patients will need to have a crown placed after the final restoration by their general dentists in order to protect the tooth structure while also ensuring that their bite can still function normally.

The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal

With root canal therapy, we can put a stop to your toothache by getting rid of the bacteria causing your pain. Furthermore, a successful root canal treatment means that you can keep the natural tooth instead of having it extracted and replaced. And while many people are afraid of having a root canal done because they believe it will hurt, the fact of the matter is that the procedure is virtually painless, and multiple steps will be taken to ensure your comfort throughout your visit.

Cracked Tooth Treatment

Some cracks are more severe than others. While some are so minor that they’re simply regarded as a cosmetic issue, in other cases, the damage might extend all the way to the pulp. Not only can this lead to infection, but the tooth will be significantly weakened. In cases where the crack has reached the pulp, bacteria has likely contaminated the tooth. Root canal treatment will clean the bacteria, and a crown will be placed afterward to increase the likelihood of keeping the tooth long term.