The pulp at the center of a tooth keeps it alive and healthy. If that pulp becomes infected, you can experience discomfort and swelling, and you could even be at risk for tooth loss. If you have a painful or sensitive tooth, call Pacific Northwest Dental at 360-995-0025 today. Our dentist, Dr. Eric Xu, and our team offer root canal treatments in Olympia, Washington, to keep your smile healthy.
When the pulp and nerves of a tooth have become severely infected or damaged, root canal treatment is often the recommended method to help preserve the tooth. Without root canal treatment, the tooth will most likely die and need to be extracted. Root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that removes infected, damaged and injured tissues within the tooth. Root canal treatment also involves cleaning the tooth and filling it with a medicated material to renew the health of the tooth. Once the treatment is completed, our dentist will cap the tooth with the appropriate dental restoration, usually a dental crown, to restore its original structure and appearance. A root canal usually can be completed in one or two appointments, so you can get back to a healthy smile quickly!
Many people believe that receiving root canal treatment can be extremely painful or uncomfortable, but that is not the case! Root canal treatment involves very little discomfort due to advancement in sedation and numbing techniques available in dental offices. Our dentist and team will work together with you to help ensure you have a comfortable visit. We are dedicated to you, and we will do whatever we can to restore your good oral health.