Non Surgical Root Canal, Glandorf OH

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels and nerves that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

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How is a root canal performed?

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

What happens after treatment?

Dr. Nigro or Dr. Askins will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, please contact the office.  To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Call us with any questions or concerns at 419-419-3334, or toll free at 888-787-4808.

O-G Family & General Dentistry

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

The word Friendly doesn't even do the staff & doctor here justice! Dr. Askins is the nicest guy, & so talented the root canal I had was the most comfortable root canal I've had compared to the last one! I use to hate the dentist now I don't mind going with this amazing group of people at this office!

- Lindsay R

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Always seen Dr. Stefanek. This was my first time with Dr. Nigro. He surpassed my expectations. Absolutely No pain.

- Dave R

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Very pleased with the staff as well as the work done on my teeth. I was seen by Dr. Nigro and my procedure went very well. Local anesthetic helped significantly for my procedure, which would have otherwise been painful, had it not been used appropriately.

- Annette P

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