Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Treatment in Tumwater, WA to Preserve Your Teeth

Root Canal Therapy in Tumwater, WA - Affordable Family DentalTypically, tooth decay can be treated with a filling or a crown. However, there are times when decay is so severe that it threatens the entire tooth. A root canal may be appropriate in these situations.

Root canals have an unfair reputation for being quite uncomfortable. Thanks to modern anesthetics and techniques, this is no longer the case. We make certain to keep you comfortable throughout the entire procedure.

During a root canal, your dentist removes the infected, living inner tissue from your tooth. Then, they clean the tooth’s interior thoroughly, fill the canal with a special material, and seal your tooth – usually with a crown.

A root canal allows you to keep your natural tooth. Also, a decayed tooth is often a painful tooth, and a root canal removes the nerve so that your tooth no longer aches.

If you have symptoms of major tooth decay such as severe pain or signs of an infection, don’t delay. Please call Affordable Family Dental at (360) 943-5420 now so we can help.