Many find the term “root canal” to be scary, but for dentists, it is an opportunity to clean out the infected teeth that are causing pain. If you are currently experiencing dental pain, a root canal procedure could be the solution to bring you back to a pain-free state. Sometimes it’s the only option to save an infected tooth. For root canal treatments in Albany, OR, that can save your natural tooth and keep the abscessed tooth from infecting other teeth, come to Pinnacle Dental Associates.
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 some cases, it is better to save the natural tooth instead of undergoing multiple appointments to remove and replace it with an implant.
Fortunately, a root canal surgery can be completed in just one appointment.
Before committing to any procedures, 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 mild oral sedation (usually by ingesting a small pill known as an anxiolytic), if it will make you even more relaxed and comfortable.
The next big step is removing the infected nerve tissue and sealing the tooth for future use and protection. Our goal is that by the end of your endodontic procedure, you will be free of your painful toothache and ready to return to normal life 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?
Root canals are standard procedures that our root canal dentists perform frequently. You should think about getting one right away if one of your teeth is in great pain. Root canal treatments are vital for preserving a tooth that has become infected or severely decayed. Root canal treatments maintain your natural tooth structure, prevent other teeth from drifting out of line, and guard against subsequent oral health issues.
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, we are more than happy 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 with a tooth canal treatment in Albany, OR, from Pinnacle Dental Associates!
Call us at 541-928-9299 and schedule an appointment with our dentists and team today. We will give you a professional examination and show you the best treatment options for you.