Endodontic Therapy (Commonly Known as Root Canal Tretment)
We never plan to have a toothache. However, when they do occur, Root Canal Therapy can usually get you back on track without missing a beat.
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
Endodontic Treatment, or root canal therapy, is done to remove the nerves and tissues from the inside of the tooth. At the same time, we will will clean, sanitize, fill, and seal off the root canal system within the tooth.
Signs and symptoms can include:
- Temperature sensitivity to hot and cold foods and liquids
- A darkening of the tooth
- Sudden pain in the tooth
- Bite discomfort, tenderness of the surrounding gum tissues, swelling or any combination of these
Sometimes pain can radiate to other areas of the head and neck. It is even possible to have extensive infection present in the bone with no history of pain at all.
Teeth that have been weakened by trauma or multiple dental procedures are more susceptible to infection.
It's important to contact us as soon as you suspect a problem — if a tooth is too decayed to benefit from a root canal, we may need to consider other options.
If you are experiencing any of the above conditions, contact Renton Dental Arts at 425-228-3420 for an evaluation.