Root Canal Therapy In Coeur d’Alene
If your tooth is suffering from a large crack, cavity, severe pain, or an abscess, Dr. Matteson might recommend gentle root canal therapy to help save it.
If the idea of a root canal makes you feel nervous, don’t let it! Your comfort is always our priority at Lakeview Dental Clinic and we have oral sedation and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you relax during root canal therapy.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures, reportedly performed well over 14 million times each year in the United States. This treatment is designed to help save your natural teeth and keep you from needing dental implants or bridges.
Root canal therapy is a dental procedure to remove the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay from the infected tooth. The chamber is carefully cleaned and then filled with medication and tooth colored composite resin.
This process is designed to restore the previously damaged tooth to its full function and usually lasts a lifetime. Once your root canal therapy is completed, Dr. Matteson will place a temporary crown to protect your tooth until your permanent dental crown is placed at your second visit to our Coeur d’Alene office.
Do I Need A Root Canal?
Dr. Matteson may recommend root canal therapy if you’re experiencing:
- Gum swelling and tenderness
- Severe tooth pain or sensitivity
- An abscess on your gums
These signs can indicate that decay has reached the pulp of your tooth, resulting in infection or an abscess inside the tooth or at the root of the tooth.
Schedule Your Consultation With Lakeview Dental Clinic Today!
If you’re experiencing dental pain, it’s important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Matteson as soon as possible.
Dental abscesses, cracked teeth, and large cavities cannot heal themselves and it’s imperative to treat them immediately to help keep the rest of your mouth healthy and pain-free.
Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Matteson is the perfect way to answer all of your questions and determine if root canal therapy is needed to help save the tooth that is causing you pain!
With the help of full mouth reconstruction, there are many options to restore your smile – even if you have suffered extensive tooth loss.