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A root canal is an endodontic procedure that can restore a badly decayed or infected tooth and prevent the need for extraction. When your tooth is severely infected, harmful bacteria will reach the vulnerable inner pulp of the tooth, causing inflammation and usually pain.
A root canal procedure involves removing the damaged nerve and pulp inside the tooth, sterilizing it, and sealing it.
Then, a custom-crafted crown is used to protect and cover the weakened tooth, restoring it to full strength and function again!
Root canals get a bad rap. Here's what a root canal really does!
A root canal doesn't cause pain; it stops your tooth from hurting! Dr. Johnson uses the latest in dental technology to make the procedure quick and comfortable.
Root canals save you from the expense of a tooth extraction or replacing a missing tooth with dentures, bridges, or dental implants. Also, root canals are covered by most insurance plants, saving you out-of-pocket costs.
A root canal is finished off with a tooth-colored filling or custom crown. Your restored tooth will be fully functional again and blend in beautifully with your natural teeth.
Dr. Johnson has been serving the Mukilteo community with great dentistry since 1990 and is a second-generation dentist.
He wants you and your family to have the best personal dental care possible. That's why he utilizes the latest technology to achieve your most perfect smile.
What technology do we offer that will help your root canal treatment?
‘‘The first dentist I don't complain about. They take the time to explain everything they're doing while also trying to get you out of there as quick as possible. They do all the little things to make you comfortable, including hand-wax treatment, a TV and headphones, and a warm towel at the end. They truly care about their patients.’’
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Get the answers below.
Some patients never experience pain even though their teeth are severely damaged. The infection is damaging the tissue and bone around the tooth even though you are not aware of it.
Diagnosing and treating the disease early means we can use more conservative and less costly procedure to save the tooth. A root canal will only be recommended when the damage to the tooth requires it.
Pulling a tooth requires completely removing the tooth and roots. To protect the health of the underlying bone and to keep your teeth from drifting out of place, you would need to replace the missing tooth. Getting a bridge or dental implants means more time and money.
In the long run, the most cost-effective thing is to save the tooth with a root canal.
Yes, there are. A root canal will only be recommended by Dr. Johnson if the tooth can be saved. A root canal would not be an option for:
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