Root Canals (Endodontics) have a bad reputation as being a painful procedure. But that isn’t the case at all. Thanks to advancements in modern dentistry, root canals are now a relatively simple procedure with little to no discomfort and can be completed in one to three dental office visits. A successful root canal can save your tooth and your smile.
Root canal treatment is carried out in the pulp of the tooth, which runs like a thread down through the root. The pulp provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth and occasionally it can become diseased or injured.
When this happens, the pulp will attempt to repair itself. If the pulp cannot be repaired, it will die. Pulp death usually occurs when the tooth suffers a deep cavity or crack. This allows bacteria to penetrate through the root where the bone can become infected. The infection will eventually weaken and break the bone down and the tooth will swell and become loose. If this happens and the pulp isn’t removed, you could end up losing your tooth permanently.
The root canal procedure is where Dr. Barron will remove the pulp, clean the affected area, and seal it to fully protect it. The doctor will then place a crown over the tooth in order to strengthen and preserve it.
If you require root canal (endodontic) therapy in Bellevue, we urge you to contact Brilliant Smiles Bellevue to schedule an appointment right away. If you think you might need emergency dental services in Bellevue, we are always available to help. But if you can wait, Dr. Barron will discuss your options with you and will schedule your endodontic therapy so that we can save your tooth and maintain your smile.
If you are in the Bellevue area and you have any questions about root canal (endodontic) therapy or would like to schedule an appointment, call our office today.
13033 Bel-Red Rd, Suite 230
Bellevue, WA 98005