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.