Root canals aren’t painful. They are, in fact, the treatment that rescues you from pain. It’s important to know that, because the popular myth about the procedure stops some people from getting it when they need it the most. Here at Bellevue Family Practice Dentistry, it is our highest priority to administer the treatments that will restore your optimal state of dental health.
The reason behind our Bellevue root canal is typically to address an infection in your tooth. This occurs in the pulp, which is at the base of the tooth, inside, next to the nerve. What happens is that bacteria gets past your tooth’s natural barriers due to a cavity, loose or lost filling, or a chipped or cracked tooth. The infection will usually result in pain, although the degree can vary. Even if it’s mild, you should seek out our expert care immediately. Without warning, the pain can become severe, and there’s no reason you should suffer needlessly. Putting pressure on the tooth or chewing with it is closely associated with a spike in pain. Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks is common, and you might also notice gum tenderness or tooth discoloration. Our Bellevue root canal is done under local anesthesia, so you will be sufficiently numb during the treatment, which is non-surgical. There is no cutting, and no stitches are required. However, because we know that some of our patients are still nervous, we do offer sedation. But we can assure you that most of our patients report very little discomfort or none at all.
It is always a good idea to keep your natural teeth whenever possible. With our Bellevue root canal, there is at least a 90% chance of a successful outcome. Contact us as soon as possible and we will have you seen at the earliest opportunity.