Let Us be Your Root Canal Specialist in Mill Creek, WA
A Root Canal, or Endodontics, is necessary when the nerve of the tooth has become irreversibly inflamed or infected. This can occur as a result of trauma, deep decay, a preexisting large restoration or a fracture or crack in the tooth. If a tooth is spontaneously painful or remains in pain after a stimulus such as biting or exposure to hot or cold it may need this treatment. An X-ray may help determine whether this treatment is needed. We use plenty of local anesthetic before treatment and then carefully and completely remove the inflamed or infected tissue inside the tooth.
Often it is necessary to cover the tooth with a crown after this treatment in order to prevent fracture or further breakdown.