About Root Canal Therapy
If the soft inner area of the tooth (also known as pulp) becomes infected, it can cause a good deal of pain and the whole tooth begins to die if the infection is not removed. A root canal therapy by our dentists at DentalWorks - Grove City in Grove City, OH removes the infected pulp from the tooth, which can save the tooth and allow proper healing begin. To protect and strengthen the tooth after the pulp is taken out, a filling material can be injected inside the tooth or a dental crown can be placed over the tooth by our dentists. If the infection is not treated, other teeth can become infected, plus the bacteria may enter the blood stream and infect another parts of the body. At DentalWorks - Grove City in Grove City, OH, our dentists perform root canal therapies to help patients and restore their oral health.
"I had to get some fillings and I was so nervous. I didn't know what to expect but everyone was so nice.Dr.Wang is the best. She really cares and doesn't pressure you on anything. Love the Saturday hours."- N.C. / Google / Apr 20, 2019
"I just had my first appointment here and everyone was very nice, professional, and knowledgeable in every aspect. Answered all my questions and gave recommendations on anything they felt would benefit me. Great Dental Office."- J.H. / Google / Apr 19, 2019
"Check-in to check-out is five stars every visit! My family has been going there for years now, and we’ve always had good experiences. They are wonderful with kids as well as us adults!"- E.W. / Google / Apr 06, 2019
"Dr. Wong is excellent at working with the customers, is fair, and works well to please others.I really enjoy negotiating pricing and having her explain what would be best for me for my sister’s up and coming wedding next year.I know that she will be the person for whom I should speak to in regards of a second opinion on my tooth and will do her best to get it at best price for my finically situation.I will always stick with Dr. Wong’s advice and council with her if I can reach an agreement on price if I’m ever to make a change in the shade, color, or texture of my tooth when I’m able to get qualified dental insurance.She worked well with me on Care Credit, but I know that I will have to get my tooth changed eventually so it looks more natural to my other teeth as well. Thank again Dr. Wong and I hope that we can work out pricing for my tooth once again as soon as you can so I can get an adjustment."- J.B. / Google / Apr 05, 2019
"An amazing staff from Jocelyn at reception to Brandy and Rachel the two hygienists I interacted with. Dr. Min was gentle, quick and fantastic. Would highly recommend"- D.B. / Google / Mar 15, 2019
What to Expect
A root canal treatment is usually performed with local anesthesia to numb the teeth and gums, plus our dentists may add sedation if needed. Our dentists will remove the pulp from the infected tooth or teeth, then our dentists will place a crown or inject filling material. Some patients are at higher risk of developing an infection (usually patients with heart problems like congenital defects and artificial heart valves, so our dentists may prescribe a round of antibiotics both before and after the root canal treatment.
If only local anesthesia is used, the patient will be able to drive and recover at home, but some sedation options may require the patient to have a responsible adult pick them up. Patients will have temporary numbness and some patients may have minor discomfort that can usually be treated with an over-the-counter painkiller. If a temporary crown was placed over the treated tooth, the permanent crown will be placed and fitted by our dentists at a separate appointment. After a root canal, oral care including brushing and flossing at home, as well as visits to DentalWorks - Grove City as recommended by our dentists are important to sustain the health of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal procedure is usually covered in part by the patient's dental insurance, but it may not cover other expenses for emergency care. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Grove City in Grove City, OH accept many forms of payment and DentalWorks - Grove City can help patients with financing, as needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To relieve your pain and prevent more critical dental health problems, don't avoid talking to our dentists about root canal therapies. With modern dental equipment and techniques, as well as sedation options at DentalWorks - Grove City in Grove City, OH, restoring an infected tooth doesn't have to be unpleasant or drawn-out.