When the delicate interior tissues of your tooth become infected, it can cause you serious pain and potential health issues in the long run. Your best option to save your tooth and to restore your oral health is a root canal with Sunrise Dental. In Moses Lake, Washington, the staff performs this necessary procedure to save the integrity of your tooth so you can enjoy a healthy smile once more. Call or book an appointment online today.
A root canal, also known as endodontic therapy, is a procedure that may be recommended if your tooth pulp becomes infected or otherwise damaged. During a root canal, we will remove the damaged nerve material within your tooth and will use dental materials to preserve your natural tooth, rather than pulling it out.
Contact the team at Sunrise Dental right away if you have any of these symptoms. You may need a root canal if you experience:
Sunrise Dental will numb your tooth and the surrounding area with local anesthesia so you are comfortable during the procedure. The root canal therapy includes:
In some cases, you’ll get a temporary crown after your root canal. This crown, which is later replaced by a permanent custom crown, protects your tooth and prevents further damage. It can take multiple visits to complete your root canal therapy, especially if there is an active abscess from infection.
You can expect some discomfort for the first day or two. Prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers will help you feel more comfortable as you heal. Talk with Sunrise Dental if you’re in too much pain.
For the first few days after a root canal, stick with a soft diet. It’s safe to have foods like:
Try to chew on the opposite side of your mouth until you feel well again. The root canal won’t impact your regular brushing and flossing routine.
If you think you need a root canal, or want to explore other dental care options for your symptoms, contact Sunrise Dental today.