Feel Better Soon With Root Canal Treatment

Contrary to what many people believe, a root canal doesn’t cause you pain. It will stop the pain caused by a diseased tooth. A root canal procedure will most likely be recommended if you have an untreated cavity or tooth injury and infection has reached the soft, inner portion of the tooth. Significant pain often results if this area, called the pulp chamber, becomes infected.

To repair your tooth and save it from extraction, Dr. Despain and our team will:

  • Offer you a choice of sedation options if desired
  • Access the pulp chamber through the top of the tooth
  • Remove the infected tissue
  • Disinfect the tooth to prevent further problems
  • Shape and repair the root canals
  • Fill the tooth with an inert material
  • Cap the repaired tooth with a new crown made right in our office

After your treatment is finished, your tooth will be almost as strong as before. The crown will cover the entire tooth to restore virtually all your biting and chewing capacity. You’ll also have a beautiful tooth that you’ll feel confident showing off.

Learn the Signs Your Tooth Is Infected

The most well-known symptom of a tooth infection is pain that keeps getting worse. However, you may also notice other symptoms, such as:

  • Jaw pain and swelling
  • Red, puffy, or swollen gums
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • A “pimple” or bump on your gums
  • A bad taste or odor in your mouth

If you recognize any of these signs, call our dental office ASAP.

The best way you can prevent root canal treatment is with good oral care practices. Brushing and flossing is only the start. You should also visit us every six months for cleanings and exams.

Call Skyview Dental today at 509-707-8696 to find out more about our root canals in Moses Lake.