Many patients cringe when they learn they need root canal therapy. Root canal treatment actually helps to relieve pain, not create it! Dr. Bickel has extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry and performs numerous root canals each year.
Root Canals in Seattle, WA
Root canals are treatment for an infected root inside of the tooth. By removing the infection, we can often save your tooth from needing an extraction. Dr. Bickel makes the root canal process comfortable for our patients – it should feel no more severe than having a filling! He will gently clean out the infected root canal and place medication inside your tooth to keep it sterile and prevent re-infection.
By eliminating the damaged tissue and the infection, your inflammation will subside and allow your body to heal. While it is common to have some sensitivity after root canal therapy, it will subside in a couple of days and can usually be managed using over-the-counter pain medication.
Once your tooth heals, we can recommend the proper restorative dentistry in Seattle, WA to keep it strong. Properly restored root canal teeth can last for a long time! Preserving your natural teeth is the best way to protect your smile and your wallet!
If you have been told you need root canal therapy or you are experiencing tooth pain, contact Phinney Ridge Dental right away! Time is everything when it comes to saving an infected tooth!