Root Canals

Contrary to popular belief, there are many things worse than getting a root canal. In fact, because you are given anesthesia, the pain or discomfort is no worse than other dental procedures.

A root canal is the process of placing a filling material inside your tooth’s root where the nerve and blood vessels are located. The procedure is needed to remove bacteria and dying or dead tissue from inside the tooth. Root canals allow severely decayed teeth to be saved and not extracted. The procedure can be performed on both children and adults.

A root canal is usually needed when there is an infection deep in the tooth. The pulp inside the tooth can become infected with bacteria because of an untreated cavity. The infection can become severe enough that the tooth has to be removed.  

How a Root Canal Is Performed: Step By Step

A root canal is essentially a four-step process spread out over two office visits.

  1. Using a needle, Dr. Schlueter administers local anesthesia to numb the tooth.
  2. He will then use a small drill, to access the inside of the tooth by creating an opening in the top of the tooth.
  3. He will clear away the damaged and diseased pulp from the inside of the tooth using a small file. The file is also used to shape the inner chamber of the tooth and root.
  4. Once the chamber is thoroughly cleaned, Dr. Schlueter will fill it with a rubber-like material.
  5. The opening in your tooth will be covered with a temporary filling, while you wait for the permanent crown.
  6. The final step is placing apermanent crown on the top of the tooth.

Learn more about root canals by contacting us at Advanced Dentistry of Blue Ash.  To schedule an appointment, call 513.891.3333. or go here to start the process online.

Hours & Contact

Advanced Dentistry of Blue Ash - David J Schlueter DDS Center For Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry
9500 Kenwood Road Blue Ash, OH 45242
Phone: 513-891-3333
Hours: Mon, Wed 9:00am – 7:00pm Tue, Thu, Fri 8:00am – 2:00pm Sat 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fax #: 513-729-9789

*Saturday Hours vary by month - Appointments are usually scheduled two saturdays a