Endodontic therapy (root canals) are important restorative procedures that can help you preserve a badly damaged or infected tooth. They are the last line of defense in tooth restoration before having the tooth completely removed. Choosing a root canal allows you to retain your natural tooth for several more years, or even a lifetime!
Why Do I Need A Root Canal?
A root canal is like a filling that extends into the nerve chamber of your tooth. They are necessary when you have a tooth with:
- An abscess
- Severe tooth decay or fractures
- Evidence of a dying nerve
- Severe pain
- A cracked root
Sleep Through Your Root Canal
While root canals aren’t necessarily uncomfortable, they can sometimes last a long time (especially on back teeth, which have more roots.) That’s why we offer convenient sedation options like nitrous oxide, oral sedation, twilight sedation and even full anesthesia to our patients. You can simply “nap” right through your dental appointment while everything is caught up on at one time.
If your tooth is sensitive to hot, cold, pressure or has an abscess, or if you or your loved ones are suffering from receding or bleeding gums, call Sleep Dentistry of Spokane to schedule an exam.