The term “root canal” may be scary for some patients, but for dentists, it is an opportunity to clean out a cavity or tooth infection that is causing pain.
If you are currently experiencing dental pain, a root canal could be the solution to bring you back to a pain-free state.
You can come to Pinnacle Dental Associates to get a root canal that can save your natural tooth and keep the abscessed tooth from infecting other teeth.
What Is a Root Canal?
The purpose of a root canal procedure is to eliminate a tooth infection and preserve the tooth’s structure. In most cases, it is better to save the natural tooth instead of undergoing multiple appointments to remove and replace it.
Fortunately, a root canal procedure can be completed in just one appointment. Prior to the procedure, we will take X-rays to determine whether a root canal is the most suitable treatment option to alleviate the infection and discomfort.
If we are going ahead with the root canal, we give anesthesia, which is a relief in itself! You can also get laughing gas or oral sedation, if it will make you even more relaxed and comfortable.
Next, the infected tissue is removed, and the tooth is sealed and protected for future use. Our goal is that by the end of your endodontic procedure, you will be free of the painful toothache you have had and have a tooth that is ready for normal use again.
On the off chance that you need more extensive care, we are happy to refer you to a trusted, local specialist so you can receive the treatment you need.
Why Get a Root Canal?
There are individuals who prefer to endure toothache rather than visit the dentist for a root canal, which they find frightening.
However, root canals are standard procedures that we perform frequently. You should think about getting one right away if one of your teeth is in great pain. We can get you in for an evaluation and check out if that is what you need. At that point, you can still decide what you want to do next.
Receiving a root canal can:
- Save You Time: It can take a lot of time to have a tooth extracted, get an implant surgery, then get a dental appliance placed on that implant. That all takes several appointments, whereas a root canal takes only one appointment.
- Save You Money: Opting for a root canal can be a more cost-effective solution compared to undergoing multiple surgeries and buying a replacement tooth.
- Relieve You From Pain and Difficulty: Dealing with a tooth infection can cause significant discomfort and difficulty in daily activities. It can make you stop eating normal foods and getting the nutrition you need. With just a single appointment, a root canal procedure can relieve all that pain and those problems.
During your appointment, we will conduct an examination and promptly provide you with the results. We will present you with the options we can provide to get you chewing normally again as soon as possible.
The ultimate decision is always yours. We just want the best for you and your health. We will never pressure you into any procedure.
Schedule an Appointment To Get Relief!
If you have a painful toothache, Pinnacle Dental Associates is excited to help you! Dr. Greg Renyer and Dr. Cheryl Cooper want to relieve your pain and get you eating normal foods again with your natural teeth. Put an end to dental pain and get back to normalcy!
Call us at 541-928-9299 to learn more about root canal therapy in Albany, Oregon, and schedule an appointment with our dentists and team today. We will give you a professional examination and show you the best options we can.