Root canal therapy is a treatment option for fractured teeth which allows the tooth to remain in the mouth to provide structure and function. It is a less invasive treatment option that extraction with a shorter recovery period. Performing a root canal involves removing all remaining tissues in the pulp chamber, sterilizing the pulp chamber, and filling it with a sealant and plug. The root canal is sealed with a composite restoration, which is similar to a filling material used in humans. Due to forces applied on the teeth of dogs and cats, some root canals will be followed with crown placement.

Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery of Ohio

Serving Patients from Greater Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, & Toledo in Ohio and the USA.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

We use products similar to those used in human dentistry, but many of the instruments are longer and larger than used in people. This is due to the larger roots of teeth in dogs.  Dr. Berning has a >99% success rate with root canal therapy in dogs, cats, and zoo animals. She uses a combination of techniques and materials from both veterinary and human dentistry.


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    At Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery of Ohio, we are a woman-owned practice, with the first woman Board Certified Veterinary Dentist in Ohio. A true leader in the veterinary dental space, our practice not only provides top care to our patients but also hosts doctors, technicians, and students from around the country for training and mentorship.

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