Parker M Jarvis DDS
General Dentist
555 West Schrock Road Suite 120 = Westerville = OH 43081 = (614) 882-5208

Root canal therapy

Many people flinch when their dentists tell them they need root canal therapy.  While dentists are sympathetic to fears of pain, at Parker M Jarvis DDS & Associates Inc we also want you to know that root canal therapy has three purposes:
Stop the toothache
Prevent bacteria and pain from spreading into the jaw
Maintain the original tooth instead of replacing it with a denture or bridge

The root canal is actually a channel that runs from the root of the tooth, which connects to the bone, up to the top surface of the tooth.  The canal contains blood vessels, nerves, and the complex cells that make up the living tissue inside the tooth.  This lifeline inside the tooth is called the pulp.

When a tooth is decayed or cracked, bacteria can get to the pulp.  The acid from the bacteria irritates the pulp and it becomes inflamed; it's the same process you watch when other parts of your body become infected.  When the pulp tissue becomes inflamed, it's harder for blood to flow to the tissue, and the resulting pressure creates pain inside your tooth.

For more information about how we at Parker M Jarvis DDS & Associates Inc can help you with your root canal problems, call us at (614) 882-5208, we will be happy to talk with you.


Root Canal
In Westerville Ohio and the surrounding
Columbus - New Albany - Gahanna - Worthington OH areas.

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Dr. Jarvis is licensed to perform all listed services as a general dentist. This provider is not a specialist in family, crowns,
gum disease, sedation, prosthodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, cosmetic, whitening, implants and non-specialty interest
areas that require no specific educational training to advertise this service.