Root Canal Dentist in Puyallup
Relieve Tooth Pain with Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment restores an infected tooth or teeth by removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. Typically root canals are needed for fractured, infected or decayed teeth. Root canals allow you to salvage your natural teeth in only 1-2 dental visits.
What Are Symptoms That Might Indicate the Need for a Root Canal?
If you suffer from the following you may need a root canal.
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods
- Sharp pain when you bite down on food
- Dull aching pressure in your jaw
- Facial swelling
- Toothache severe enough to keep you up at night
- Pain radiating from one area of the mouth to another
If you suffer from any of the above, schedule your appointment with BellaSmiles Dentistry. During your new patient exam, we’ll be able to assess your damaged tooth/teeth and answer any questions you have. For emergency cases, we offer same-day dental appointments.
Benefits to Root Canal Treatment
There are a lot of benefits for root canal treatment and it’s a great way to keep your natural teeth.
- Extremely cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp
- Typically less expensive than other options like teeth extractions, implants or dental bridges
- Allows you to keep your natural teeth
- Can be performed in 1-2 office visits
- Little to no pain or discomfort
And for those anxious about having a root canal, we offer pain-free sedation dentistry.
What Is a Root Canal?
Root canals are a dental treatment by which dentists can save or salvage a damaged, fractured, infected or decayed tooth or teeth. The purpose of a root canal is to restore the tooth and surrounding tissues to health by relieving the pain and infection. Typically, tooth infections are related to the nerves at the root of the tooth. If left untreated this infection could turn into an abscess which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw. This is why if you have pain in a tooth you need to schedule an appointment with a dentist immediately.
In most cases, damaged or infected teeth can be salvaged with a root canal. In more severe cases, dental implants or bridges may be a more beneficial alternative in the long-term. During your new patient appointment, we will assess the severity of your infection and provide you with a customized treatment plan.
Relieve Your Tooth Pain Today
Relieve your tooth pain today by scheduling your new patient appointment at BellaSmiles Denitstry in Puyallup. We accept most major dental insurances and are in-network preferred providers for Delta Dental, Regence, Premera, Aetna, United Concordia, Cigna and Metlife. We only use the latest dental technology in our relaxing, spa-like dental practice. We also offer convenient hours including Saturdays to make sure we can accommodate your hectic schedule.