Root Canal Dentist in Issaquah & Renton
Save Your Teeth From Extraction with a Root Canal
Going to the dentist may not be your idea of the best time, but you make an appointment anyways and your suspicions are confirmed: you need a root canal. Root canals get a bad reputation for how you feel leading up to the appointment, not the actual procedure At the offices of Michael J Scoles DMD, we make it a main priority to take the fear out of root canal therapy. Get numb, watch a movie on our overhead TV’s and it will be over before you know it! Our professional dental team is dedicated to eliminating your lingering tooth pain with a minimum amount of discomfort and decreasing your dental anxiety with gentle, effective root canal treatments. With nearly 20 years of experience in cosmetic family dentistry, oral surgery, and root canal therapy, Michael J Scoles DMD will help you find the relief you need and restore complete dental functionality to your affected tooth.
The Basics of Root Canal Therapy
Simply put, a root canal is the flesh and blood inside of your tooth. Unfortunately, this blood or nerve supply, also known as the pulp, can get infected and root canal therapy is the only way to remove the diseased tissue. If left unchecked, the infection may lead to an abscess or spread to other areas of the face, which can lead to bone loss in the jaw or a tooth extraction. While a root canal treatment cannot save the tooth, it can preserve its natural structure, allowing you to chew food and speak properly. At Michael J Scoles DMD, we provide fast and effective root canal therapy and gentle dental procedures to help minimize the damage to your teeth and restore your smile.
Signs that You May Need a Root Canal
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may need root canal therapy:
- Pain in your jaw, ear, or surrounding teeth
- Tenderness to touch or chewing
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold drinks
- Positional pain that is worse when you lay down, stand up suddenly, or run in place
- A white, yellow, or red pimple-looking blister on your gum
- An abscess, which will show up on an x-ray
- Pain wakes you up at night or the tooth hurts on its own
What to Expect During the Procedure
Root canal treatment is a procedure where damaged or diseased nerve and blood vessels of a tooth are removed from the tooth and replaced with a filling material. The dental team at Michael J Scoles DMD will start off by applying a local anesthetic before removing the diseased tissue and cleaning out the inside of the tooth. The space will be filled and sealed to prevent further infection and a crown will be placed over the tooth to protect its structural integrity. This procedure can usually be done in one visit, leaving you free from pain while allowing your tooth to function as it should. We utilize the most up to date endodontic techniques and cutting-edge equipment to maximize the effectiveness of our dental procedures.
Get the relief you need with root canal therapy! Call 425-392-6466 to find out more!