Non-Surgical Root Canals
in Spokane Valley, WA
Have you discovered that you require a root canal? It may sound threatening, but there is truly nothing to be afraid of. In fact, the alternative term is “endodontic therapy,” which describes a minimally invasive procedure in comparison to the experience of having an extensive cavity filled.
At Spokane Valley Dentistry, we are committed to providing the most stress-free root canals in Spokane Valley, WA!
The nerves of a tooth are found in its root canal, i.e., the space within its root structure. When infection invades the canal – be it due to trauma or poor dental hygiene – it can lead to serious pain along with swelling and sensitivity. If not treated in a timely manner, infection of this level can leads to tooth loss. These symptoms are substantially more uncomfortable than the therapy itself, and they will continue to worsen as the infection is left to fester.
The Root Canal Procedure
A root canal procedure can typically be completed within one or two appointments, depending on your distinct situation. The procedure is as follows:
1. Under local anesthesia, a hole is made in the tooth in order to access the affected area.
2. The nerves and living tissue destroyed by the bacteria are removed and the hollow space is sealed with a specialized filling in order to prevent further complications or a relapse.
3. Depending on the extent of the infection, we may want to apply medication following the therapy. If this is the case, you will be scheduled for a second appointment so that the area can fully heal before it is sealed.
4. The final step is to reinforce the affected tooth and fully restore its structure and function. This will be done via an application of a dental crown.
Contact Our Practice In Spokane Valley Today
Your dentist Dr. Conway has received extensive training in minimally invasive endodontics techniques, and our office is equipped with the tools and technology for a simple and painless procedure. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that patients experience long-lasting results from the root canal treatment.