If your smile has been severely damaged, Dr. Rochelle Riley may recommend that you get root canal therapy in Enumclaw, Washington. Although root canal therapy has a history of being uncomfortable, our dentist and team have the skills and expertise needed to restore your smile in a pain-free way. Call Northwest Dental Medicine Enumclaw at 360-825-2563 to set up your appointment.
Root canal therapy, which is commonly called a root canal, is a kind of endodontic therapy that is recommended when the tooth pulp and nerves of the tooth become infected or damaged. Typically, this occurs when injury and decay reach deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. If our dentist and team don’t move forward with the root canal treatment, the disease and infection can cause the tooth to die, which would necessitate a tooth extraction.
During the root canal treatment, our team will remove infected and injured tissues from the tooth. We will then clean the inside of the tooth and fill it with a medicated material. After this process has been completed, we will place a dental crown on the tooth to seal it and return the tooth to its original shape and function. Usually, we can complete the root canal treatment in one or two visits.
Thanks to advancements in dental technology, root canal therapy can be completed comfortably and without causing you pain. If you have any questions about this treatment, call our office to speak with a member of our team.