Here at Silver Falls Family Dental Care, we are proud to offer simple root canal therapy for our patients.
We perform root canal therapy for teeth that have become infected either due to deep decay or some sort of trauma.
During a root canal treatment, we remove the infected nerve tissue from the tooth. We then sterilize the internal canal system and seal off the tip of the tooth roots so you don’t have to worry about getting another infection or an abscess, which can be quite painful.
If you decide not to have the root canal treatment, the infection will mostly likely continue to worsen and may cause significant swelling and extreme discomfort. The longer you wait to treat the infected tooth, the more difficult and uncomfortable the treatment can be. Come see us if you have any tooth pain so we can rule out the need for root canal therapy. The sooner the infection is treated, the quicker you will feel better. In most cases, the only alternative for a tooth that would need root canal therapy is extraction.
Once in a while a tooth is complicated and may prove difficult and time-consuming to treat adequately. These cases are referred to one of the excellent root canal specialists we work with. They are called Endodontists.
If you have any questions about root canal therapy, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (503) 874-9119.