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Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of a Root Canal

September 7, 2021
Posted By: Dr. Yunki Cho
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If you have suffered tooth trauma, deep decay, or infection to your tooth, you likely need a root canal in North Creek, WA. This therapy saves your tooth and eliminates your pain.

Even though root canal therapy is straightforward and performed under anesthesia, some patients believe it is a complex or painful procedure, but it isn’t!

About Root Infections

If you have a root infection, you likely also have:

  • Toothache or increasing sensitivity
  • Swelling or jaw pain
  • Blister or bump on the gum

These symptoms point to deep root infection. Without treatment, it can mean the spread of this infection and even an extraction.

Root canal treatment gets rid of your pain and is often the only thing preventing the need for extraction.

Root Canal Process in North Creek

If you have a root infection, there is a good chance you also have a toothache. Without treatment, this pain may increase until you require a dental emergency appointment in Monroe.

At your appointment, we take steps to diagnose your dental issue and eliminate your pain fast.

If you have a root infection, your dentist numbs the treatment area and removes the infected tissues from your tooth. We then temporarily close the tooth with a healing agent and short-lived filling. Then, at a future appointment—usually a week or two later—we provide a regular filling or a dental crown to finish your treatment.

Preventing Future Root Canal Infections

The best prevention for most oral health conditions include:

  • Visiting the dentist regularly for checkups and professional teeth cleanings
  • Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice daily
  • Wearing the proper face gear or mouthguard during sports
  • Wearing a nightguard if you grind your teeth

Contact Your North Creek, WA Dentist Today

Remember a root canal treatment relieves pain but does not cause it. So, if you notice tooth sensitivity or a toothache, always contact a member of our team. We want to eliminate your discomfort as soon as possible!

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