Root Canal/Extraction in Dublin, OH

Root Canal/Extraction

If you have a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected, Emerald Smiles can help you save it using a root canal (or endodontic) treatment to repair and protect the tooth from further damage.

During a root canal, the nerves and pulp of the tooth are removed to avoid further decay or infection. The inside of the tooth is then cleaned and sealed with a biocompatible material to protect it from further problems.

If the decay is too severe, extraction may be necessary and local or general anesthetics will be used to make you comfortable during the process. In most cases the tooth socket heals in about a week.

Besides decay, other reasons for extractions include:

  • Extra teeth are blocking new teeth from coming in
  • Severe gum disease
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment
  • Fractured teeth
  • Proper denture fitting

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Calimlim