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Restoring A Tooth’s Health With A Root Canal

If you keep up with regular dental checkups and take the time to thoroughly brush and floss, you can control your risk for the kinds of problems that demand restorative dental work. Unfortunately, when something is wrong, and a problem remains untreated for too long, you become vulnerable to problems with uncomfortable advanced decay that requires root canal therapy. At our Seattle, WA dentist’s office, we are prepared to help when advanced treatments are needed. In addition to providing a root canal to resolve a problem with severe decay, we can take care of your tooth after treatment by capping it with a dental crown.

Should I Be Concerned About A Toothache?

If you experience problems with pain and sensitivity, you could be struggling with a serious cavity, one that has caused an infection to form within the tooth. When this happens, you may require more than just a cavity treatment that ends in the placement of a dental filling. Treating a problem within the tooth structure can require a root canal. This procedure can be an important step in taking on oral health difficulties. In addition to providing support for those impacted by decay, it can be a necessary treatment in response to a physical injury.

Scheduling Root Canal Therapy To Address A Severe Cavity

After a review confirms that you have an infection that has formed within your pulp—the tooth’s central chamber—we can move forward with root canal therapy. When providing this service, we can take several steps to help you enjoy a positive experience. While this can be a more conservative procedure than people assume, we do provide the option for you to enjoy dental sedation to help you remain at ease. After carefully accessing and clearing away harmful bacteria and infected tissues in the pulp, we can protect your tooth by sealing this space and preparing for the placement of a dental crown.

Restoring A Tooth After Your Procedure

Dental crowns are important to restorative dentistry, as they take care of teeth when they require more support than dental fillings provide. A crown will surround your tooth above the gumline. Before it is put in place, we will carefully measure your tooth to determine the shape and size of your restoration, and we will then provide preparatory work to make sure there is room for it. At a follow-up visit, we will confirm that your custom crown is ready for you, and from there we can cap the tooth to keep it safe and healthy!

Talk To Your Seattle, WA Dentist About Restorative Treatment With A Root Canal

Root canal therapy can make sure that a potentially serious issue with your oral health is completely and properly resolved! If you would like to find out more about how this and other services can benefit you, please contact our Seattle, WA dentist’s office at 206-789-2555.

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