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Root Canal Treatment


Root canal treatments are provided when the inner portion of a tooth has become damaged by infection or decay. The process is designed to save the tooth from extraction by removing the harmful living material inside the tooth and replacing it with special medicated fillings in order to restore its function and structure.

A root canal infection occurs when decay reaches the inner pulp of a tooth or when a bacterial infection develops inside the tooth or at the root tip. Some of the most common symptoms of an infected root canal include:

  • Intense toothache
  • Temperature sensitivities
  • Swollen and tender gums
  • Abscess on the gums

Root canal treatment starts by using a local anesthetic to numb the tooth. A rubber sheet is placed around the tooth in order to keep it dry and to prevent the infection from spreading during the procedure. Using special dental tools, the inner area of the tooth is accessed so any infected pulp, damaged nerve tissue and visible decay can be removed.

Once the unwanted matter has been removed, the tooth is then thoroughly cleaned and sealed with a filling material. A temporary crown is fitted over the tooth for protection. The patient will be required to return for a second visit when the temporary restoration can be removed, and a permanent dental crown can be applied.

If you would like to learn more about root canal treatment, please call us at (509) 737-1800 to schedule an appointment.

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