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Root Canal

Advanced tooth decay can turn into an infection that endangers your oral health, causes significant pain, and puts your tooth at risk.

Our dentist performs virtually painless root canal treatment to eliminate these problems and preserve the natural tooth. 

Cincinnati, OH, trusts Warren R. Gase, DDS, MAGD for root canals because he has decades of experience providing high-quality care. 

Just What Is a Root Canal?


When a dental infection enters the inner part of a tooth, a root canal is often the best treatment. This common procedure is performed to access the infected root canals, remove the diseased pulp, disinfect the inner tooth, and protect it from further harm. In many cases, a root canal is completed with the placement of a dental crown.

Signs You May Need a Root Canal

You may need a root canal if you are suffering from:

  • Tooth Pain
  • Increased Tooth Sensitivity
  • Enamel Discoloration
  • Gum Swelling
  • Persistent Bad Breath
  • Tender Lymph Nodes

Unfortunately, the symptoms associated with an infected tooth are not always obvious. This is why routine dental checkups are so important. Dr. Warren Gase can detect any potential problems with X-rays and examinations at our Cincinnati, OH, dental office.

Risks of Not Receiving a Root Canal

Bacteria Spread

If bacteria reach the soft tissue pulp at the center of your tooth, the infection can travel down the roots, spread to neighboring teeth, and erode the supporting jawbone.

Tooth Loss

If a root canal infection is left untreated, extracting and replacing the tooth with an implant may ultimately be necessary. Fortunately, root canal therapy eliminates infection at its source and restores oral health and function.

Invasive Interventions

If you delay necessary root canal treatment, you may lose your tooth and require more extensive restorative treatment.

Saving a Natural Tooth  Is the Best Option

Some patients believe that a tooth extraction and replacement with an implant and restoration is simpler than root canal treatment and therefore the preferred option. While dental restorations are durable and lifelike, they cannot perfectly mimic natural teeth. Preserving your existing tooth helps with:


Saving your existing tooth or teeth preserves your organic chewing ability, strong bite force, and organic mouth sensation. 


We offer implant restorations that look and feel natural. That being said, nothing beats the look of natural teeth. 


Saving one tooth can protect your other teeth. Tooth loss weakens the jawbone, which can lead to dental shift and even additional tooth loss.

Preserve Your Health and Your Smile Request a Root Canal Appointment Today

Our dentist is a Cincinnati native. He has dedicated his career to our community because he truly cares about improving the health of his neighbors. If you are experiencing any symptoms that indicate you may need a root canal, you can trust Dr. Gase to identify your issue and treat it accordingly. 

To receive skilled treatment from a compassionate dental team, all you have to do is reach out. Call or write to our team in Cincinnati to request your root canal appointment. 

(513) 931-3001

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Cincinnati Says Great Things About Dr. Warren Gase



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Great place, Staff is always professional, helpful and friendly. Dr. Gase is always so informative and great at what he does!

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Stephanie Carlin

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Dr. Gase is amazing at what he does and makes going to the dentist a breeze! During my procedure I felt almost nothing and he was very gentle while he worked... One of the best and calmest visits I have had compared to other places I have been. Two very happy thumbs up

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Paying for Your Root Canal


Dental insurance provides coverage for a root canal since the treatment is considered medically necessary. We work with most dental insurance companies and will file paperwork and seek maximum coverage on your behalf. 

No dental insurance? No problem! We offer our in-house membership plan to make care accessible on virtually any budget. For just $32 a month, you can enjoy two professional cleanings and exams, one emergency exam, and routine X-rays, and up to 20% off our specialty services. The same coverage for kids is only $27 a month.


Our team accepts multiple third-party financing options to help with out-of-pocket costs. You can finance your procedure through CareCredit®, which allows for monthly payments with low or no interest. You can also use a personal loan from LendingClub. 

The Root Canal Procedure Step by Step

Dr. Gase uses a gentle touch to help maintain comfort for root canal patients at our Cincinnati practice.
Dr. Gase uses a gentle touch to help maintain comfort for root canal patients at our Cincinnati practice.

Pain Relief

To begin the procedure, Dr. Gase administers local anesthesia to numb the tooth. He also offers nitrous oxide to ensure comfort.

Tissue Removal

Next, a small hole is created in the tooth and all soft tissues at the tooth's center are removed, including the nerves and blood vessels.

Tooth Cleaning

The inside of the tooth is then thoroughly cleaned using a disinfectant solution.

Dental Protection

The canals and the pulp chamber are filled with a rubberlike dental material, and the tooth is sealed with a filling to prevent reinfection.

Final Restoration

In many cases, a dental crown is necessary to fully restore a tooth after a root canal. In these instances, patients are scheduled for a second appointment to have their restoration placed.

If the remaining tooth structure is not able to support a crown, then Dr. Gase can insert a small post into one of the root canals to provide additional reinforcement. 

Is a Root Canal Painful?

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Many patients worry that root canal therapy will be painful. On the contrary, it is often much more comfortable than living with a toothache. Furthermore, because the nerves are removed during the procedure, most patients report immediate relief afterward.

Some tenderness is to be expected following root canal therapy. These side effects are temporary and should diminish within a few days. In the meantime, any discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. 

More Great Reviews From Cincinnati "Nothing less than superior care"


Nanci McNeil

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Dr. Gase & his office staff provide excellent care! I've been a patient of his for almost 5 years now & I have experienced nothing less than superior care. The knowledge, skills & professionalism they provide is top tier.

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Colleen Doss

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My husband and I started seeing Dr. Gase a couple years ago after our dentist retired. I was a little nervous to see someone new but Dr. Gase is excellent. He and his staff explain everything thoroughly and are very gentle. I highly recommend Dr. Gase!

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Many Root Canals Are Completed Without an Endodontist

Many root canal treatments can be capably handled by skilled dentists like Dr. Gase without bringing in a specialist. However, if he believes your particular case requires an endodontist, he will make the recommendation that's best for your health. 

Dr. Warren Gase

Dr. Warren R. Gase

Dr. Warren R. Gase has provided high-quality dentistry to his hometown of Cincinnati since 1986. Over the past three decades, Dr. Gase's friendly, professional, and detail-oriented service has earned him over 350 five-star reviews. Dr. Gase is a member of various prestigious organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Ohio Dental Association
  • Cincinnati Dental Society
  • American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Additionally, he uses high-end dental technology and offers flexible financing options. To schedule a visit to our dentist in Finneytown, request an appointment online or call us at (513) 931-3001.

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"If you are looking for a new dentist, look no further. Dr. Gase, along with his staff are top notch!!! Everyone is always very friendly and very helpful. It's like one big happy family. And your teeth get the treatment they deserve." Laila S.

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