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Tooth decay or damage can kill the nerves and cause chronic pain. Root Canal Therapy can fix the problem. Symptoms of a Root Canal problem include swelling, sensitivity to hot or cold, pain, or a darkening tooth. Your dentist will do an X-ray to confirm the problem.

The root canal therapy procedure can be done under sedation or not. Dr. Campbell will clean the infected area in the roots and then seal it up to prevent further infections. The procedure normally only takes one visit, and the tooth treated can be restored afterward.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root Canal Therapy treats problems in the soft core of the tooth, the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth, from the top all the way to bottom part of the root. This area can be infected by a cavity that was not treated or trauma to the tooth. If this area is infected, it can cause a lot of pain.

What is Involved in a Root Canal procedure?

The infected dental pulp is removed, the canal is cleaned and then sealed. The procedure is successful 90% of the time. Most of the time the procedure uses local anesthesia, and it is not usually painful.

What’s Next?

Dr. Campbell will discuss the different ways to protect your tooth that has had the procedure, and having good dental hygiene will better protect your tooth as well. Please contact us if you have any problems after your Root Canal procedure.

Dear Patients,

Dr Campbell and Staff hope you and your families are doing well and staying healthy during this difficult Coronavirus crisis.  The health and well being of our patients, staff, families, and our community as a whole is our top priority.

As you may have already heard, we have been instructed by the Ohio State Dental Board to discontinue elective patient services in the hopes of reducing the risk of spreading this very contagious virus.  We are limiting patient care to emergency services only for the next few weeks and will keep you updated about any changes through emails, texts, and our website.

If you have any dental pain or discomfort or a situation that needs prompt attention, please call the office to leave a message as we are checking our answering service regularly.  You may also contact Dr. Campbell directly at the cell number provided at the end of our greeting message.

We thank you for putting your trust in us to provide for your dental care needs.  We are closely monitoring updates from the State Dental Board as well as the ADA and CDC and will keep you posted as more information is available.

Thank You for your patience and Stay Healthy!

Dr. Scott A Campbell,  DDS, and Staff


Here is an article from the American Dental Association about Coronavirus infection control