Endodontics can help eliminate or reduce pain, restore, and repair a damaged tooth.
Badly damaged teeth can be saved with a procedure known as a root canal. Many people shudder at the thought of having a root canal, but this procedure will not only end the pain of an infected tooth, it will also preserve the natural tooth from further decay.
Looking for a root canal in Edmonds? Contact Soundview Family Dental today. We can help.
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for root canal therapy in Edmonds
We are pleased to be your premier dentist in the Edmonds area. We know that visiting the dentist can be scary, and hearing the words ‘root canal’ can make almost anyone want to run the other way!
In our office, however, we pride ourselves in our gentle approach to general dentistry. We take the time and care to make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible during root canal therapy.
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Are you experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity? Root canal treatment might be the solution for you! Despite its reputation, root canal therapy is a common and pain-free procedure that can save your damaged or infected tooth. By removing the damaged tissue and filling the space with a biocompatible material, your dentist can relieve your pain and prevent further dental problems.
Preserving Your Natural Tooth
Root canal therapy allows you to keep your natural tooth instead of having it extracted, which can be costly and require additional treatments.
By removing the damaged or infected tissue, root canal therapy can relieve your toothache and sensitivity, making it easier for you to eat, drink and speak.
Preventing Further Damage
Leaving an infected tooth untreated can lead to further dental issues, such as abscesses and bone loss. Root canal therapy can prevent these problems from occurring.
Restoring Your Smile
After your root canal treatment, your dentist will place a crown on top of the restored tooth, which can improve the appearance of your smile and restore your confidence.
Affordable and Effective
Root canal therapy is a cost-effective and efficient way to treat damaged or infected teeth, making it a popular choice for many patients.
Is a root canal right for you?
The best way to know if a root canal is right for you is by visiting us at Soundview Family Dental. An initial exam can determine whether or not this procedure is the right solution for your specific needs. We believe in preserving teeth whenever possible, and a root canal allows us to do just that.
A root canal is performed when a tooth becomes decayed and the infection travels deep into the tooth, penetrating the tooth’s root and pulp. If you experience extreme pain when eating, or anytime you apply pressure to a tooth, chances are good that there’s an infection. There might also be a pimple-sized bump on the gum near the infected tooth, which is also another indication of infection.
A root canal may be the answer!
When a tooth is decaying or damaged, many dentists will skip right to recommending an extraction. While a removal will solve the problem of pain, and give you no further problems with the tooth, it will leave a gap. And if you don’t fill that gap, the surrounding teeth will shift, creating alignment issues. With a root canal, however, we can save your tooth from being extracted, which will prevent any alignment problems down the road.
Preserve your natural tooth with a root canal
But aside from stopping the pain, a root canal will also keep your natural tooth in better condition. We will fill the inside of the tooth with medicament, and then apply a crown. This can stop further decay from happening, and prevents the need for an extraction. By saving your natural tooth, you avoid the expense of having to replace it with a denture, a bridge or an implant.
Our office provides personalized root canal services to help you save your natural teeth and restore your oral health. Dr. Kitts, our experienced dentist, uses the latest technology and techniques to ensure a successful and comfortable root canal procedure. We will carefully evaluate your tooth and recommend the best course of action to meet your unique needs. Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care and attention,
Are you tired of having tooth pain? Let us help… With a root canal, we can stop the progression of tooth decay, eliminate your tooth pain, and preserve and restore your natural tooth. Extractions aren’t always necessary! Learn about your options at Soundview Family Dental in Edmonds, WA! Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kitts today, and find out if a root canal is right for you.
WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?
A root canal is a dental procedure that is used to repair a tooth that has become infected or damaged. During a root canal, the infected or damaged portion of the tooth is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, and then the tooth is sealed.
WHAT CAUSES THE NEED FOR A ROOT CANAL?
A root canal is needed when the tooth’s nerve and pulp become inflamed or infected. This can happen due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the same tooth, cracks or chips in the tooth, or trauma to the face.
IS GETTING A ROOT CANAL PAINFUL?
While many people think of root canals being synonymous with pain, there is minimal discomfort throughout the service. We will make sure that the area being worked on is completely numb to minimize any discomfort felt.
HOW LONG DOES A ROOT CANAL TAKE?
The length of a root canal procedure can vary depending on the complexity of the case. Simple cases can be completed in one appointment, while more complex cases may require multiple appointments.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A ROOT CANAL?
After a root canal, you will need to take care of the treated tooth by avoiding hard or sticky foods and maintaining good oral hygiene. You may need to return to the dentist for a follow-up appointment to ensure that the tooth is healing properly.
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO A ROOT CANAL?
The alternative to a root canal is to have the tooth extracted. However, it is usually preferable to save the natural tooth whenever possible, as extraction can lead to other dental problems and may require further treatment such as a dental implant or bridge.
CAN A ROOT CANAL BE PREVENTED?
One way to prevent a root canal is to maintain healthy teeth by visiting your dentist regularly. If damage or decay is present, having these issues corrected before the infection spreads to the root and pulp is the only way to prevent a root canal. In some cases, a root canal can’t be avoided. Often, a root canal is the best solution for eliminating infection and saving the tooth from further decay.