Where can I obtain root canal treatment?
Root Canal Treatment
An infected tooth can cause pain, swelling, and serious problems unless you visit Dr. Fujii and Dr. Kaveen for root canal treatment. By removing the infected tissues, our dentists save your tooth from extraction and give your mouth the opportunity to heal. Please contact our Portland Dental team if you want to learn more about receiving a root canal in Portland, Oregon.
Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled dentists will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.
Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools and anesthesia. Our dentists and entire team work hard to provide you with a pleasant and comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.
When significant damage or infection arises, it can cause severe pain and discomfort. To address this, Portland, Oregon, area patients may need to have a procedure called root canal therapy. Our team at Portland Dental can help you learn more about this and other restorative services provided at our dental office.
What is root canal therapy?
Drs. Gerald Fujii, Kaveendra Ranasinghe, and Cameron Schwab describe root canal therapy as a dental procedure used to save a severely damaged or infected tooth. During root canal therapy, the diseased pulp is removed and replaced with an inert material. The inside of the tooth is disinfected and sealed off from bacteria and saliva that can cause further infection in the future.
What happens during endodontic therapy?
Root canal therapy often requires multiple appointments to complete due to the complexity of the process. Our dentist will first need to drill into the tooth to access the roots of the affected tooth. Then, special tools are used to remove diseased pulp from within the tooth and clean and shape it for filling with gutta-percha. Afterward, a dental crown may be placed on top of your restored root canal-treated teeth for added strength and protection.
Why might I need root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy may be necessary if you have a severely decayed or infected tooth. Also, root canals are often required after a tooth injury, such as a deep cavity, cracked tooth, or trauma. If left untreated, these dental issues could lead to more serious oral health concerns and, eventually, the removal of the damaged tooth–permanently.
What are the benefits of getting root canal therapy?
The primary benefit of root canal therapy is saving the affected tooth from extraction. Root canals can also effectively eliminate infection and reduce pain associated with decay or injury to your teeth. In addition, they also provide long-term protection against further damage and restoration of your natural smile.
Who can perform root canal therapy?
Our team at Portland Dental is here to help with endodontic treatment options. By performing this procedure in-house, patients do not need referrals to other professionals in the surrounding area. We encourage patients diagnosed with trauma or infection who have been told that root canal therapy is recommended to call our team at (503) 227-1693 to request a visit at 511 SW 10th Avenue, Suite #1206.