Northwest Endodontic Specialists Offers Root Canals in Olympia and Surrounding Areas

What is root canal treatment?

The inner part of your tooth contains pulp, comprised of nerves and blood vessels, that fills the root canals of your inner teeth. The pulp can become infected due to tooth decay, fracture or trauma. During root canal therapy, we remove the damaged pulp, clean the root canal system and seal it. This process saves the natural tooth and allows you to avoid a bridge, bone graft and dental implant.

Comfortable, Pain-Free Root Canal Care

These days, root canal treatment is comfortable and pain-free. The tooth is numb for the entire procedure (and some hours after), and any discomfort after the procedure is typically well controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. Most people find that having a root canal is similar to having a filling done and, if they had a toothache prior to the procedure, they are relieved to find that it is gone with the removal of the infection. If you are nervous about having a root canal, we can set your mind at ease to help you have a comfortable, pain-free experience in our office.

For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call our office in Olympia, WA at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636 or request an appointment online.

Saving Teeth with Endodontics

No artificial crown, dental implant or other prosthesis can ever measure up to the strength, function and aesthetic qualities of your natural tooth. Best practices in dentistry are to save teeth rather than extract them whenever possible, and it is through the process of endodontics that damaged teeth are saved.

Reasons for Root Canal Therapy:

  • Severe Tooth Decay – where the decay is extensive, in or approaching the root system.
  • Fractured Teeth – any fracture in the tooth is an invitation for bacteria to enter the root areas and cause infection, eventually compromising the entire tooth.
  • Dead Nerves – this is a sure sign that extensive damage has been done to the tooth roots.
  • Infections and Abscesses – abscessed teeth have infected roots, and only a thorough root canal treatment can save the tooth at this point.

Symptoms of Tooth Infections:

  • Pain, swelling or redness around tooth
  • Darkening of the tooth (discoloration)
  • Pain while chewing
  • Toothache
  • Sensitivity

If you have any of these signs of infection in your mouth, give us a call at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636 – the sooner you are seen by a professional, the more likely you will be able to save your tooth.

Root Canal Procedure: What’s It Like?

First, the tooth will be anesthetized. Once it is numb, a dental dam will be placed over the tooth to isolate it. Next, we will make an opening in the crown of the tooth and clean the infected pulp out of the chamber. The chamber is then filled and a filling or temporary crown is placed on top to protect the area. The procedure doesn’t take much longer than a filling, and you will be just as comfortable. The final crown will be restored by your general dentist.

Are you in pain? Don’t wait any longer! Call Northwest Endodontic Specialists at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636 to schedule your appointment right away!

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

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The Cost of Root Canal Therapy

The cost of your root canal will vary based on the amount of damage to your tooth and your insurance benefits. Keep in mind that endodontic treatment is healthier, less painful and far less expensive than extraction and tooth replacement.

Ultimately, we are here to ease your fears about root canal therapy – please don’t hesitate to reach out for information.

New Patient? Please visit our Endodontic FAQ page for more information.

Post-Op? Please see our surgical instructions page and call us with any concerns you may have at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636.

Northwest Endodontic Specialists

5 out of 5 stars based on 240 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review By Robin B

Today's procedure was not as bad as I thought, in fact it was bordering of Fun! Dr David Goerig was fun, informative and professional all at the same time. Hanna was a hoot, and made the visit stress free and fun and pain free! In fact all staff was wonderful and would come back for sure if I ever needed another root canal!

- Robin B

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Patient Review By John Grey

The staff at Northwest Endodontic Specialists aree incredible. They get you in to see one of there specialists ASAP. Everyone is very kind and personable. Ashley treated me like I was her family. Dr Behnen was very skilled and as well a very kind person and great listener. I would recommend this physician and facility to anyone.

- John Grey

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Patient Review By Michael P

This (unfortunately for me personally) was my 4th and 5th root canal accomplished by NW Endodontic Specialists. Each time the staff and Endodonist accomplished the procedure both professional and effectively. I have had no problems with my prior treatments and I assume this double root canal will be no difference. I recommend them for any and all Endodontic procedures.

- Michael P

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Patient Review By catherine M

Very happy with the service I received from this office. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and kind. The Doctor and dental technician were both very thorough with their explanations of the procedures I was going to receive, and why they were necessary. I was an "emergency" appointment, and I appreciate everyone so much for making my tooth better!

- catherine M

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Patient Review By Lance S

Great service, got me in in a timley manner and took care of my pain. 5 Stars!

- Lance S

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Patient Review By Renate K

Very nice atmosphere. Everyone was super sweet and professional.

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Patient Review By Michael B

Very comfortable procedure, was able to keep relaxed even though I can get claustrophobic and have trouble breathing through sinuses. This was not an issue. Everything went perfectly and it was over without any issues. I'm happy with the care I received from both the doctor and his assistant, thank you. Also, bonus points for the positive energy.

- Michael B

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Patient Review By Lynn F

excellent experience

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Patient Review By Scott M

My experience was very positive. Both the doctor and the assistant were very knowledgeable and both of them had good bed side manner. The procedure was quick and had much less pain than I was expecting. They were able to make me appointment quickly which was greatly appreciated since I was in a lot of pain. I will be returning for any future needs.

- Scott M

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Patient Review By Emma Jo V

Everyone was super nice and made me feel very comfortable and confident.

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Patient Review By Rose W

I was very nervous and stressed out knowing I had to have a root canal. The staff put me at ease and was very eager to answer all my questions and put my fears at rest.

- Rose W

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Patient Review By siobhan l

Fast and relatively painless. Very sensitive to if I was feeling any discomfort. Much appreciated

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Patient Review By Jasmine D

My whole experience was better than I could have anticipated. I was scheduled to come in less than 24 hours after finding out I would need the procedure. Having never had a root canal I was extremely nervous that it would be torturous. This was not the case at all. Staff members at every station had the best possible customer service. Hanna was so accommodating satisfying my nervous inquiries. The doctor had a great sense of humor and compassion. He and Hanna were excellent team in their speed, knowledge and communicators with each other and me. I found myself relaxing more and more as they worked. I am extremely that I was referred to this office. Would not hesitate to suggest them to anyone for any reason.

- Jasmine D

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Patient Review By laython D

You guys have dr./staff really nice and helpfull thank you.

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Patient Review By Bonnie J

I love Northwest Endodontic Specialists Office, Doctors & staff. Pleasant, professional, and kind!

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Patient Review By Danielle R

Great atmosphere. The dentist was incredibly thorough and informative. An incredibly friendly staff makes you feel comfortable. Procedure went smoothly and quickly. Nothing but great things to say about my first experience. Thanks!

- Danielle R

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Patient Review By Jill S

Very positive experience. I appreciate the great care and talking through the procedure.

- Jill S

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Patient Review By Marjory J

The office staff were very attentive and got me in immediately as I was in pain and getting ready to leave on vacation.

- Marjory J

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Patient Review By Nanci C

everything went well and was not painful as I had anticipated

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Patient Review By gerald r

friendly n pain free

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