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Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)
The term root canal treatment refers to the procedure of cleaning diseased or infected tissue from inside the tooth followed by the placement of a filling in the space formerly occupied by this tissue. Using a local anesthetic, there is little or no discomfort to the procedure.

The main benefit of a root canal treatment is the saving of a tooth which would otherwise require extraction. This enables the tooth to remain in the mouth and contribute to a sound, healthy and functional dentition for many years if not for a lifetime.

Common Symptoms Indicating Root Canal Therapy

•  Pain, either spontaneous or set off by hot, cold, or by chewing. Often the toothache will linger for at least several minutes after eating or drinking something hot or cold. A tooth may also hurt and not be affected by either hot or cold.
•  Swelling of the gum near a tooth or swelling of your face.
•  Sensitive teeth remaining several weeks after any fillings, crowns or periodontal treatments.
•  Your dentist filled a deep cavity and told you it was close to the nerve of the tooth.
•  If crown or bridgework is planned by your dentist. Borderline disease is best diagnosed and treated before this extensive work is started.
•  An X-ray examination reveals a shadow at the end of the tooth root. Pain may or may not be present.

Many root canals can be performed in our office. If the access is difficult, or your teeth have unusual root structure, we may refer you to an endodontist, a specialist for root canals.

Root canal treatment is designed to relieve pain. Modern root canal therapy is a predictable way of keeping your teeth for many years.
Evergreen Dentistry
Dr. Laura Howrey
610 Dupont Street, Suite 129
Bellingham, WA 98225
P: (360) 734-2822
F: (360) 734-5739

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