Root Canal Treatment in

Root canal treatment has helped many people save their damaged teeth from extraction. You can receive effective root canal treatment from Snoqualmie Modern Dental Center to restore your oral health.

Root Canal Treatment in Snoqualmie

Our team provides root canal treatment when it has been determined that a person’s tooth is suffering from an internal infection. Normally, a tooth’s inner material, the pulp, is protected by the hard enamel exterior. Some of the reasons why a tooth’s inner pulp might become infected include a deep cavity or an oral injury. Once the tooth’s inner pulp is infected, the tooth will begin to rot from the inside and can eventually die. A root canal is often the only way to save these teeth. Some signs that root canal treatment is needed include major tooth pain, sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, tender and swollen lymph nodes and abscesses on the gums.

Root canal treatment involves accessing the tooth’s inner structure so that any infected material can be removed. The canals will then be flushed out so that no bacterial presence remains. The hollowed-out structure will be filled with a medicated substance that encourages healing and adds to the structure and integrity of the tooth. The remaining structure will be capped with a dental crown that will protect against any future fractures or breakages. Once healed, the treated tooth can be used normally. The tooth will have its appearance restored immediately following treatment.

How is root canal treatment performed?

The first step of root canal treatment is to take digital X-rays to determine the extent of the damage. Dental tools are then used to enter the tooth’s inner structure. Any harmful matter is removed, and the root canals are flushed out. A medicated substance is then used to fill the hollowed-out tooth and provide strength. Finally, a dental crown is applied to cap the tooth.

How do I know if I need root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is performed when a bacterial infection has developed inside a tooth or down into its root canals. Some of the signs that can suggest that root canal treatment is needed include intense tooth pain, temperature sensitivities, swollen lymph nodes and abscesses on the gums. Our experts will determine if a root canal treatment is required.

How long does it take to recover from root canal treatment?

Most patients can expect that it will take roughly a few days to a full week to recover from root canal treatment. During this time, the patient will want to refrain from using the tooth. This means avoiding any tough or chewy foods that could cause problems. The patient will be able to use their tooth normally once recovery is complete.

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