A Root Canal is one of the most common types of endodontic treatments that your dentist can perform. Deriving from the Greek words “Endo” (inside) and “odont” (tooth), endodontic treatment is the treating of the inside of the tooth.
Whether due to injury, periodontal disease, or untreated cracks and chips, endodontic treatments become necessary when the pulp, the the soft tissue under the white enamel and hard outer layer of the tooth, called the dentin, containing nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels, becomes inflamed or infected. Left untreated, this infection or inflammation can lead to serious pain or an abscess.
If you are experiencing prolonged tenderness to the touch, pain while chewing, sensitivity to heat/cold or discoloration of the tooth, these are good indicators that an inflammation or infection exists, and professional dental help may be required.
A Root Canal is an endodontic procedure which involves removing the inflamed or infected pulp, then filling and sealing the space within, usually finished with the installation of a restorative such as a crown on top of the tooth to restore it.
Often a source of some anxiety in patients, a Root Canal is a procedure where the experience and care of your dental professional truly makes a huge difference.
The highly-trained dentists and specialists at The Dalles Dental Care center will expertly assist you by performing this endodontic procedure in a swift, professional, and skilled manner, ensuring your trip to our offices are as comfortable as they can possibly be. We can help you determine if a Root Canal is the right solution for you, and ensure that your procedure is done with the utmost of care and professionalism.
Call, e-mail or come by our office today for more information about root canals at The Dalles Dental Care in northern Oregon.