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Why Is Soundview Family Dental The Best Choice For Root Canals?
At Soundview Family Dental, 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, and we take the time and care to make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible during root canal therapy.
Is a Root Canal Right for You?
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.
During the treatment, we will remove the root and pulp of the tooth, completely clean the area, and then fill the tooth with medicament. A crown may be used as added protection, or a filling may be used if the tooth isn’t too severely damaged.
A root canal can have some mild discomfort throughout the procedure. But we do our absolute best to minimize any pain. We will use a local anesthetic to ensure the area is wholly numbed before we begin, and some patients may even choose to use nitrous to relax them throughout the procedure.
Benefits of Root Canals
Extractions Aren’t Always 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. We strongly believe in saving teeth whenever possible, and root canals do an excellent job of eliminating a problematic tooth without removal
Preserve Your Natural Tooth with a Root Canal
Some people have toothaches on a regular basis. But what if you could have one procedure done, and no longer have that excruciating pain? With root canals, the nerve (which sends the sensation of pain to the brain) is removed. Once this is gone, you will have no sensitivity in that area and ZERO pain.
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.
We know, visiting the dentist can be scary. But sometimes it’s necessary, especially if you are experiencing tooth pain from an infected tooth root or pulp. We will do everything we can to make sure that your visit to our office is as comfortable as possible. And once the root canal is over, you won’t experience discomfort from that tooth any longer.
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Restore a Damaged Tooth and Eliminate Pain with Root Canals
We Look Forward to Hearing from You!
Are you tired of having tooth pain? Let Soundview Family Dental help. With a root canal, we can stop the progression of tooth decay, eliminate your tooth pain, and preserve and restore your natural tooth