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By Anderson Dental Center
November 07, 2016
Category: Dental Care
Tags: root canals   tooth decay  

What your dentists in Findlay, Ohio want you to know about root canals

If you have damaged or decayed teeth, it’s time to make them healthy again with root canal therapy. Your dentists at Anderson & Hoffner root canalDental Center in Findlay, Ohio want to share how root canals can make your teeth healthier.

A root canal removes diseased and bacteria-laden tissue from inside your tooth, while still allowing you to keep your tooth. Not too long ago, the only choice for badly decayed or damaged teeth was to have them removed. Then you would be left with having to replace them with dental implants or bridgework. There is another choice, root canal therapy! With root canal therapy you can save your tooth.

You may need a root canal if you feel:

  • Pain that doesn’t go away after eating hot or cold foods
  • Sharp pain when you bite down
  • Severe throbbing pain and pressure that doesn’t go away
  • Swelling in your gums around a tooth or teeth

These are just some of the signs you may need a root canal, but an infected tooth can also have no painful symptoms at all. Teeth can begin to die naturally, for no apparent reason, or from trauma. If you have a tooth that begins to look gray or dark, it may need root canal treatment.

Your dentists in Findlay, Ohio begin your root canal treatment by creating a small opening in the top of your tooth. They remove the diseased tissue using small instruments called files. Your tooth is then filled with an inert, rubbery material and resealed. Typical root canal treatment takes between one and three appointments depending on the severity of the infection.

You deserve to have a beautiful, healthy smile. Root canal therapy is the solution to removing bacteria and disease from your teeth, but still keeping your smile intact. For more information about the benefits of root canal therapy call your dentists Dr. Bill Anderson and Dr. Austin Hoffner at Anderson & Hoffner Dental Center in Findlay, Ohio. Call today and get your healthy smile!