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Root Canal (Endodontics)

A root canal treatment treats disorders of the nerve (also called the pulp) of the tooth. Sometimes with this procedure we use sedation dentistry. It used to be that a tooth with a diseased or infected nerve had to be removed. In 95% of the cases today, however, this is no longer true. We believe in saving teeth (instead of removing them).

The following are the most common factors contributing to a need for root canal treatment:

o Physical irritation caused by deep decay or a very large filling
o Severe gum disease
o Trauma, such as a physical blow to a tooth or an uneven bite

Regardless of the initial cause, the tooth pulp becomes irritated and infected. Bacteria grow within the tooth pulp, causing pressure and pain, sometimes accompanied by swelling of the face. Sometimes the deterioration of the pulp happens so gradually that little pain is felt. Either way, eventually the bacteria can destroy the pulp. As this happens, the bone surrounding the tooth may become infected and abscessed.

You can trust our staff in Columbus, Ohio to perform your root canal.

Sleep Apnea

The FDA has approved sleep apnea devices to be worn while sleeping. It allows you to breathe more easily and allow a deeper more restful sleep. It can serve as an adjunct to C-PAP machines and be used when your machine is not available such as when you are away from home.

TMJ

Sedation Dentistry

Dental anxiety is not unusual and people of any age can experience these feelings, which is why we offer sedation dentistry to ease patients’ nerves. This is a popular procedure commonly used with dentists in Columbus, Ohio. We will adjust care to meet your needs so you can receive the dental treatment you deserve at a pace that is comfortable to you. We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedation to help you relax. Please share your feelings and concerns with us so we make your dental visits as anxiety and pain free as we can.

Oral Cancer Screening

Our office can also perform oral cancer screening for patients. Vizilite Plus is a simple technology that assists dental professionals in the early detection of abnormal oral lesions at their earliest stage of development. We also provide a thorough visual exam to determine if there are any suspicious looking changes in your mouth.

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