Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy - Douglas M Johnson - Dentist - Oregon

Are you experiencing persistent tooth pain or sensitivity? Don’t let tooth decay or infection compromise your oral health. We are here to help you alleviate discomfort and preserve your natural smile. Our dental team is committed to providing gentle and effective treatment tailored to your needs.

Understanding Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a specialized procedure designed to save a severely damaged or infected tooth. It involves removing the infected pulp from the tooth’s interior, cleaning, disinfecting, and sealing the root canals to prevent further infection. Contrary to common misconceptions, modern root canal procedures are virtually painless and can often be completed in just one or two visits.

What You Can Expect During Your Root Canal Procedure

  • During the initial examination, we will conduct a thorough examination of the affected tooth, possibly including X-rays, to assess the extent of the damage and determine if root canal therapy is necessary.
  • Before beginning the procedure, local anesthesia will be administered to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the treatment. You may also discuss sedation options if you experience dental anxiety.
  • Once the area is numb, we will create a small opening in the tooth to access the infected or damaged pulp. Using specialized instruments, we will carefully remove the pulp and clean the inside of the tooth to eliminate bacteria and debris.
  • After the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, the root canal will be filled and sealed with biocompatible material to prevent future infection.
  • Most times a dental crown will be placed over the treated tooth to restore its strength, appearance, and function. We make sure your tooth looks and feels natural.

Don’t let tooth pain disrupt your life. Schedule a consultation today and take the first step toward a healthier, pain-free smile!