Root Canal Therapy
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.
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.
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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.
Extreme tooth pain.
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.
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.
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.