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Kettering Endodontics (Root Canal) Therapy - Jonson Dental Care

When the pain in your tooth has traveled down into the root, root canal therapy works to restore the tooth. Severe tooth pain requires prompt treatment. George P. Jonson, DDS is a full service dentist with a special interest in endodontic therapy. Dr. Jonson performs over 95% of his root canal treatments in-house and networks with a specialist for more complex treatments.

What is Endodontics?

Endodontics treats the root of the tooth. When a tooth has extensive damage from a deep crack or large area of decay, the pulp (soft inner tooth layer) becomes infected. Infections travels quickly through the pulp and attacks the root. At this point, the patient is usually experiencing severe pain as a result of an abscessed tooth. Endodontics will treat the root preserving the original tooth and prevent extraction. 

The process is much less painful than it sounds. Advanced dental technologies and specially trained dentists, like Dr. Jonson, have made root canal therapy a welcomed treatment for severe tooth pain. Depending on the severity of the infection, the dentist will create the best treatment plan. Most root canal treatments are completed in 1-2 visits. A root canal will remove a diseased nerve and treat the infected area. 

What Can I Expect from Root Canal Treatment in Kettering?

  • The dentist will drill through the tooth to get to the soft pulp area. 
  • The use of surgical microscopes allows the dentist to view the inner pulp area of the tooth.
  • The dentist will treat any affected nerve. 
  • An EndoVack is used to remove the infected pulp and clean the inside of the tooth.
  • The tooth is medicated to prevent the return of bacteria.
  • A crown is used to seal and protect the remaining tooth.
  • The tooth will function as normal.

How Do I Know I Need a Root Canal?

The diagnosis is left up to the doctor, but your tooth will most always tell you when it is time to call. 

Do you have any of the following symptoms?

  • Pain, discoloration or extremely sensitive to heat or cold?
  • Tooth pain when touched?
  • Sign of abscess or pus drainage in the mouth.
  • Tenderness or swelling under the jaw

The office of George P. Jonson, DDS of Kettering, OH is ready to help. Our extended hours and emergency dental services will make dental treatment readily available. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, don’t wait! Call the office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jonson.