In dentistry, root canals have a bad reputation, but that is undeserved. A root canal is a procedure that has a very high success rate, and it can save your natural tooth, often for a full lifetime of continued use. And modern root canal therapy can be done comfortably. If you have an infected tooth, you likely already feel more pain on a daily basis than you will experience during or after a root canal procedure. A root canal is pain relief.
If you live in Spokane or the Spokane Valley and know or suspect you need a root canal, don’t continue to suffer. Please call 509-368-7788 (Spokane) or 509-228-3998 (Spokane Valley) or email Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics today for relief.
What Is a Root Canal?
Sometimes a cavity becomes so severe that the bacteria reaches the pulp of the tooth and causes a painful infection. In order to stop the pain and save the tooth, a root canal is necessary. This involves removing the decayed parts of the tooth, pulp, and nerve, and then sealing up the pulp chamber to prevent future infection. Dr. Collins then places a dental crown on the tooth to protect the root canal and provide a natural-looking repaired tooth. Root canal therapy gets a bad rap for being a very painful procedure, but it can actually done quite comfortably with the proper use of anesthetic.
Here’s a graphic that shows the steps of a root canal:
Attractive, Long-Lasting, Comfortable Results
At Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, we make sure your restored tooth will look highly attractive. A tooth treated with a root canal can become discolored, but we will make sure yours looks natural and as attractive as the others in your mouth.
We also use only the highest-quality materials so your crown can last as long as possible, often decades.
And because we are trained in neuromuscular dentistry, we know how to make dental crowns that don’t interfere with the fit and function of your bite. After a brief adjustment period, you will be happy with how well your bite works, and you won’t get any jaw discomfort or muscle tension headaches that can be caused by poorly fitted restorations.