Root Canal Therapy

With advances in technology and materials, Dr. Thiessen will make your root canal experience feel comfortable and easy. There is no need to schedule multiple appointments or see a specialist to have root canal therapy. Dr. Thiessen commonly completes root canals in just one appointment.

What is a Root Canal?

Root canal treatment involves removing the damaged nerves and tissues from a tooth. The area is thoroughly cleaned, and we place a filling material to seal the root.

After the completion of the procedure, we will install a filling or crown to strengthen the tooth. Local anesthesia and dental sedation will be available to give you a comfortable experience.

Why get Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment actually saves a severely damaged natural tooth. Instead of extracting and replacing an infected tooth, we can salvage it with root canal therapy.

When the inner tissues and nerves of a tooth become inflamed or infected, there are serious consequences. A tooth abscess or bodily infection may occur, so we must extract the tooth or damaged tissues right away.

A root canal can be completed within one-to-two office visits so that you can enjoy a healthy smile once again.

What are some Common Symptoms?

Contact Dr. Thiessen today if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Tooth pain
  • Gum pain
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold
  • A tooth abscess
  • Pus drainage in the mouth
  • Swelling or tenderness in the lymph nodes

Some patients do not notice the warning signs of a tooth infection. Fortunately, a digital x-ray can reveal the damage during your regular dental exam.

We are concerned for your comfort and your health. You can avoid the pain of a tooth infection with a root canal treatment at Healthy Smiles Dental.