Root Canals

Every tooth contains a pulp chamber (composed of nerves and blood vessels) that is surrounded by a hard external shell extending into your tooth roots in the form of canals. When a tooth becomes damaged or decayed, the pulp center can become infected, often leading to intense pain or even the formation of an abscess.

As a common endodontic procedure as part of general dentistry, root canal therapy is designed to save and restore severely damaged or infected teeth. At our practice, Dr. Wayne G. Suway utilizes the latest dentistry techniques to restore form and function to your affected teeth. Dr. Suway has been performing root canals for over 30 years and can conduct the procedure quickly and comfortably to help you resume your daily activities without pain. While most root canals can be completed right in our office, more complicated cases may be referred to specialists in the area.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

A tooth can become infected for a number of reasons, such as bacteria from decay, inflammation caused by trauma, and even the proximity of fillings to the pulp chamber. In some instances, a tooth may even become infected for unknown reasons. Root canal therapy can effectively relieve tooth and gum pain as well as other associated symptoms. Additionally, painful abscesses brought on by severe infection can be treated and removed. Ultimately, a root canal procedure can restore your tooth to a healthy form and help prevent further, more serious health issues.

How Do I Know if I Need Root Canal Therapy?

Some common symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal procedure include:

  • Tooth pain or throbbing sensation
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold while eating or drinking
  • Pain or discomfort when chewing or biting
  • Swelling in the gums surrounding an infected tooth
  • A broken, decayed, or damaged tooth
  • Pain starting in the tooth and spreading to other regions

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Suway can help you determine the cause of your particular issue and help you decide if root canal therapy is the most effective option for your needs.

Root Canal Therapy

During the root canal procedure, Dr. Suway will remove the infected nerve and pulp from the canal inside the root. He will then thoroughly disinfect the entire pulp chamber to ensure that no harmful bacteria remains. Once the pulp chamber has been sterilized, Dr. Suway will fill the tooth with a strong dental material designed for long-lasting durability. In order to reinforce the tooth, a dental crown will also be placed over the tooth. This not only provides added security, but also restores a natural look and feel to your tooth.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Suway for My Root Canal Procedure?

With over 30 years of root canal experience, Dr. Suway has achieved successful results for countless patients. His dedication to precision and efficiency enables him to provide an optimal level of care while respecting the value of your time. Dr. Suway is committed to providing comfortable and compassionate care with beautiful, long-lasting results.

Contact Dr. Wayne G. Suway

For more information about root canal therapy, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Suway, please contact our Root Canals Dentist today!

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD.

Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 40 reviews

Missy Stone

I have known Dr. Suway for 30 years. My parents found him originally and made me a believer and life long friend and patient. In the years since, I have recommended my husband, son and friends. I would hear that going to the dentist was a fear of many people. I could never understand that because it was always a pleasure to come to Dr. Suway’s office. His staff are so professional, gentle and kind. It’s nice to see the same faces twice a year. You can tell they love working with him. I tell people that Dr. Suway gives the best shots – you can’t even feel a pinch. My son who hates needles, has no problem getting a shot for a filling. I love Dr. Suway’s personality. When you walk in the office you might hear him singing a country western song. I have porcelain veneers on my front teeth and am so thrilled. It’s been 10 years and they are still white and beautiful. He is an artist and perfectionist who loves to make people happy. I recommend Dr. Suway to become your dentist. He is a man of character and professionalism, yet down to earth. If you choose Dr. Suway, you’ll get an excellent dentist, but also a friend for life.

Dennis & Maria Liber

Dr. Suway is very relaxed and as a result we find that we are very relaxed as well. He takes the time to listen when we have concerns and he answers questions fully. We never feel like he is rushing from us to another patient. When we do need fillings, crowns or any other extensive work, he is concerned that we are comfortable and feeling no pain.

Nealean K. Austin

Through the years, we have found Dr. Suway to be a skillful perfectionist in all areas of his profession. He keeps abreast of and utilizes the latest dental techniques to improve and ensure the longevity of his patient’s teeth. He is a caring, personable professional who always greets his patients with a sincere, ready smile. Dr. Suway is also a ‘confidence booster.’ I say this because by the time I was 30 years old I was wearing dentures. He immediately recognized a self-conscious young wife, mother and professional who needed his professional help. His approach to boosting my confidence was through dental implants. At that time dental implants were a relatively new procedure. Dr. Suway carefully explained to me the advantages of dental implants and was proactive in working with my insurance provider to ensure that they understood the correlation between the required dental procedures and health plan benefits. I can smile with confidence forever because of Dr. Suway. Dr. Suway’s staff is a mirror image of his positive professionalism. They are always courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Appointments are scheduled at your convenience. You know that your time is valued because at the precise time of your appointment you are greeted, then immediately seen by either Dr. Suway or a hygienist. His work is outstanding and he is one of a kind.

Allison Lewis

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Suway since 1988. Dr. Suway and his staff have provided us with state-of-the-art oral health care in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate environment for many years. Dr. Suway has done many procedures for me including root canals, crowns and a bridge. His work is beautiful. He is truly a perfectionist and that is exactly what I want in a dentist. I would never trust my smile to anyone other then Dr. Suway.