Frequently Asked Questions
How long does root canal therapy take?
The number of visits necessary to complete a root canal will vary depending upon the severity of the infection, the number of canals in the tooth, if the canals are calcified, the anatomy of your tooth, and the complexity of the procedure. We always strive to achieve the best possible result; therefore, your treatment may take one visit or more.
Is a root canal painful or uncomfortable?
Undergoing a root canal is virtually painless since a local anesthetic will be administered before starting the procedure. If you have dental anxiety, you can also opt for dental sedation. Most patients compare receiving a root canal to receiving a dental filling. After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort or soreness, this can be alleviated by over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen.
How do I prepare for root canal therapy?
If our dentist determines that you’re in need of root canal therapy, a schedule will be set up. Your dentist will provide you with instructions on preparing for your procedure.
- Avoid alcohol and tobacco for a full 24 hours before the procedure
- Take pain medication if advised by your dentist
- Eat your meal two hours or more before your procedure if advised to do so
If you have any questions about preparing your procedure, Dr. Kreimer can answer your questions and concerns.
Save Your Smile, Schedule Your Appointment
If you suffering from tooth infection and are looking for a treatment to save and preserve your natural tooth, our dentist can help. At our Loveland office, Dr. Kreimer provides root canal therapy to get rid of your tooth infection, save your natural teeth, and maintain your oral health.
To learn more about root canal therapy and what it can do for you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Kreimer by calling our Loveland office at (513) 677-3656. We proudly provide services to patients in the Cincinnati area, and surrounding areas such as Murdock, Landen, Mason, and Reading, OH. We look forward to helping you save your smile!