When you are experiencing deep or constant pain in a tooth, our team at Westcliffe Family Dental can help! Root canals can become necessary when the nerve or pulp of the tooth is either damaged or infected. When this occurs, the tooth becomes susceptible to multiplying bacteria, which can cause a worse infection or even an abscess. Some warning signs you may experience when you need a root canal include tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold, swollen or tender surrounding gums, darkening of the tooth, and/or a persistent pimple on the gums.
No matter how daunting it might seem, the root canal procedure is not as painful or complicated as many preconceived notions assume. You will be as comfortable as possible during your procedure at Westcliffe Family Dental! When you undergo your root canal, the damaged part of the nerve or pulp is removed from the tooth. The nerve chamber is then cleaned and disinfected, and the chambers inside the tooth are reconstructed. The tooth is then filled with an elastic material to seal the chambers and prevent infection. A crown may be placed to permanently cap the tooth. Following the procedure, our warm and friendly team will provide aftercare instructions that will help you care for your tooth.
If you are experiencing pain or other problems with any of your teeth, we encourage you to contact our office at 509-627-6888 and set up an appointment. Our dentist can evaluate your condition and help you know if you require a root canal treatment in Richland, Washington.