Keep all of your teeth and avoid extractions with proactive care, painless and effective root canal therapy
Yes, you can keep your complete smile going strong for life. At Strongsville Smile Keepers, we partner with individuals of all ages from across Brunswick, Brecksville, North Royalton, Brook Park, Parma Heights, Middleburg Heights, Parma, and the greater northern Ohio region. With consistent, routine visits and proactive care, we avoid the damage that leads to the need for restorative treatments.
However, Dr. Matthew Gaebelein and our team appreciate that our patients have one-of-a-kind backgrounds, challenges, and needs. They have peace of mind that restorative care, like therapies to treat root canals, are painless and precise and supports the long-term health of their smile and overall wellbeing.
The beauty of root canal therapy
Treatment to the root canals inside of the tooth may be the only way to preserve badly damaged teeth. While protective enamel is stronger than skeletal bone, it is not impervious to injury. Corrosive dental decay, fractures, and other forms of trauma can damage the teeth – from the outside inward. Once the decay process has worked its way inside the tooth to the pulp, you will likely know it! The pulp contains connective tissue as well as blood vessels and nerves. For this reason, an inflamed or infected pulp is often associated with persistent or intense pain.
Root canal therapy resolves pain and other disturbing symptoms. Additionally, it may be the only way to preserve the tooth and avoid extraction or its removal. RCT, too, is a lot more straightforward than you may think. It is like a “deep cleaning” of the innermost tooth structure. Dr. Gaebelein merely accesses the inside of the numbed tooth. You won’t feel anything as he removes damaged pulp tissues and sterilizes the root canals surrounding the pulp. Once the canals are reshaped, he seals off the tooth with a biocompatible gutta-percha material.
We will wait for the tooth to heal and for any infections to clear before a dental crown is placed promptly to protect the tooth. A temporary crown is generally worn to protect the treated tooth as it heals. The placement of a crown is necessary to prevent future damage. Failure to restore the RCT tooth in a timely fashion can result in persistent infection and the need for retreatment or other surgical endodontic procedures to “save” the tooth.
Visit us before signs of severe injury, such as throbbing pain, arise. Call (440) 508-4080 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Gaebelein at Strongsville Smile Keepers today.
Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.