One-Visit Root Canal Therapy in St. Marys
High-Tech Root Canal Treatment in one visit
The root canal is a portion of the tooth containing the nerve and pulp. When a tooth (or teeth) becomes infected, it is sometimes necessary to perform root canal therapy to save the tooth.
Saving a tooth with root canal therapy helps maintain normal chewing function and keeps adjacent teeth from shifting or bone loss from occurring.
By employing advanced dental technology, such as rotary instruments and an endoscopic microscope, we can provide root canal therapy in a single visit.
Root Canal procedure
After you have been gently and properly anesthetized, Dr. Pennington will gently remove the damaged nerve and pulp, thoroughly clean the inside of the root canal and fill it with a natural polymer.
After root canal therapy has been completed, it may be necessary to place a crown over the tooth for protection. A crown is used when a tooth is heavily damaged, or to protect a tooth that will become dry and fragile over time without moisture provided by a root.
Should you require a crown after the treatment, we use the CEREC system to make you a beautiful, permanent porcelain crown right here in our office on the same visit.
Signs you may need root canal therapy
Indications that you may need root canal therapy are redness and swelling around the gum line and/or a white pimple or abscess in the gum near the tooth. Other symptoms include tenderness at the base of the root, pain when biting or in response to heat or cold, and spontaneous pain for no apparent reason.
To make an apposintment, call 912-297-6659 or click here to request an appointment online.
After root canal therapy, Jane is happy to have been shown ways to maintain her oral health at home.
“My first visit with Dr. Pennington’s office was around the Christmas holidays. I felt it was an emergency, and they were able to take me right in. Everyone in the office is so friendly, professional and thorough. They want to be sure they have taken care of my dental needs.
“I also like this practice because I feel they stay up-to-date on the latest technology. They have also shown me ways to take better care of my teeth and gums.”