The dental pulp is the soft, living tissue located in the center of your tooth. Teeth that have an infection within the soft tissues of the tooth may require root canal treatment (endodontics). At Findlay Dental Group, this treatment is typically completed in just one to three appointments. If root canal treatment is necessary, our dentists will make certain that your entire dental experience is as comfortable as possible. Root canal therapy is an effective treatment that can save your natural tooth and alleviate the often painful symptoms of tooth infection and damage.
We also work closely with root canal specialists to ensure that you receive the best possible care. Infected dental pulp can lead to several complications, such as pain when you bite, extreme tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, tooth darkening and discoloration, swollen or tender gums, or a persistent pimple on the gums. In extreme cases, untreated infection in the dental pulp can lead to the death of the tooth. Dr. Lewis strives to protect your natural teeth, which is another reason we may recommend root canal treatment as an effective option to save the tooth. If you have any questions about the benefits of a root canal in Findlay, Ohio, or if you have experienced any of the above symptoms, we invite you to contact us immediately. We are eager to hear from you soon.