Most people are afraid of having a root canal, but with our modern dental technology, safe sedation options, and Dr. Kaur’s gentle chair side manner, there is nothing to fear! Some of our patients even fall asleep during this routine procedure at our Renton, WA dental office.
Remember, Renton Smile Dentistry is available for same-day emergency appointments. If you have a broken tooth or you are suffering from tooth or gum pain, call us immediately!
When Root Canals Are Needed
Sometimes, tooth decay reaches the nerve of the tooth. If left untreated, this can cause patients tremendous pain. However, our skilled team can detect the infection in x-rays, sometimes long before our patients begin experiencing adverse symptoms. If we see the root of your tooth is inflamed, we will recommend a root canal to save you pain as the infection progresses. Other reasons for root canals include:
- Tooth has a large crack
- Tooth has a large cavity that cannot be saved with a dental filling
- Tooth is infected
These signs can indicate that decay has reached the pulp of your tooth, resulting in infection or an abscess inside the tooth or at the root.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures, performed well over 14 million times each year in the United States alone. This treatment is designed to help save your natural teeth and to keep you from needing dental implants or bridges.
During root canal therapy, Dr. Kaur removes the living tissue inside your tooth, including the nerves, and excises any bacteria or decay. After this step is completed, she cleans out the chamber, treats it with a medicated material, and then fills it.
This treatment is designed to restore the previously damaged tooth to its full function, and usually lasts a lifetime. Once your root canal therapy is completed, Dr. Kaur will fit you with a crown to protect the area.
Beautiful Porcelain Crowns
We offer beautiful porcelain crowns at our practice to fully restore the look of your tooth—and its performance!—after a root canal. Dental crowns are custom fabricated and fitted to your bite for your maximum comfort and benefit.
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Your referrals are one of the biggest compliments that we can receive. As our thank you, we’ll apply a $50 credit to your account or send you a $25 gift card when we see a new patient you refer for their first comprehensive appointment.
The best way to save on your dental care is to schedule routine preventive appointments and treat problems as soon as they’re diagnosed. Call our Renton dentist today to schedule your next appointment.
If you're suffering from a painful tooth, don’t wait! Call us as soon as possible.