Gentle Root Canal Treatment in Willoughby

At Lake West Dental, your overall oral health is our top priority. If you have suffered damage to a tooth due to infection, decay, or trauma, we can perform a root canal therapy to remove the infection, alleviate pain, and save your tooth. Our Willoughby dentist uses advanced technology and techniques for gentle, fast, and precise root canal therapy. We provide the care you need in a friendly and comfortable environment. If you think you may require root canal therapy in Willoughby, don't hesitate to call us today to schedule an appointment.


Why Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?

willoughby root canal therapyRoot canal therapy is a common dental procedure performed to save a tooth that’s infected and at risk of needing to be extracted. While tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, it’s not invincible to decay and damage. When the tooth is decayed, cracked, or chipped, bacteria can multiply and spread into the tooth, infecting the pulp. If left untreated, bacteria from the infected tooth can spread to the root tip, jaw bone, or other parts of your body, increasing your risk of severe health issues.

Our Root Canal Treatment Process in Willoughby

During the consultation visit, Dr. Mirko Vombergar and Dr. Darlyne Frazee will take an x-ray of the affected tooth to visualize the area, assess the seriousness of your situation, and determine if you need a root canal. If treatment is needed to save your tooth and restore it to health, you’ll receive a local anesthetic to numb the affected area so that your experience as minimal discomfort as possible.

Using special equipment, our dentist will access the tooth's chamber. We will remove the inflamed pulp and clean each canal of any decay, bacterial debris, and infection. Our team then fills and seal that space with specialized biocompatible filling material to prevent recurrent infection and further complications.

Finally, a temporary crown will be placed over the tooth, while a permanent crown is custom-made for you. During your next visit, the permanent crown will be cemented in place to add strength and support to your tooth, especially if the tooth has been weakened or reduced in size. Our root canal specialists in Willoughby use quality materials and techniques to deliver natural-looking results that are functional and durable.

Symptoms that Indicate the Need for Root Canal Therapy

Our team may recommend a root canal treatment if your tooth is infected, damaged, or inflamed. The most common signs and symptoms that you may need this procedure include:

  • Tooth pain when chewing or biting down
  • Gum or facial swelling
  • Overly sensitive teeth
  • Discoloration or graying of the tooth
  • Abscess at the tooth's base
  • Sensation of pressure

Sometimes an infection can exist without any symptoms present. In such cases, our dentists will be able to identify any potential issues during a routine dental checkup.

Your Comfort is Our Priority

root canal treatment in willoughbyMany individuals avoid necessary root canals because they’re concerned the treatment will be extremely painful. However, the goal of a root canal treatment is never to cause you pain but to relieve pain and return your optimal dental health.

Our dentists practice gentle dentistry. Using today’s advanced equipment, techniques, and anesthetics, we’re able to give our patients as comfortable an experience as possible. We take great care and precision to ensure you remain at ease throughout the procedure.

Root Canal Therapy FAQs

Root canal therapy can seem intimidating. However, our team works hard to ensure your concerns and questions are addressed promptly and compassionately. Your wellbeing is always a top priority when you're with us. Here are a few common questions we receive:

Is Root Canal Therapy Safe?
Root canal therapy is a very common dental procedure and is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for infection. You can trust that we have performed countless successful root canal therapies.

Can An Infected Tooth Heal On Its Own?
Unfortunately, once an infection has developed in the tooth's root chamber, it will not heal on its own and requires dental treatment to restore its health. Our team will explore all your options with you and only recommend needed procedures to relieve your pain.

How Long Will It Take To Recover From Root Canal Therapy?
Your initial recovery time will only be a couple of days. However, you will not regain full strength in your bite until your final crown has been placed.

Caring and Compassionate Root Canal Therapy in Willoughby

If you’re struggling with an infected and painful tooth, we’re here to help. Our team is ready to address all your concerns and provide modern dental care that will help preserve, enhance, and maintain the functionality and natural beauty of your smile. You can count on Dr. Vombergar and Dr. Frazee to offer exceptional dental care. If you need root canal therapy in Willoughby, contact us to schedule your appointment today!


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