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.
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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
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!
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.
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.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!
Northwest Endodontic Specialists
Patient Review By Leah S
Very kind and caring staff! Great overall experience for having a root canal. The hygienist Monica was very sweet, and Dr. Goerig was wonderful, too! I would recommend this place to anyone in need of any dental work!
- Leah S
Patient Review By Monte G
Superb care and service by both the medical/dental and office staff.
- Monte G
Patient Review By Xoe L
I was very nervous coming in and every nurse, doctor, and office lady i worked with was extremeley nice and welcoming. I felt very very comfortable and even enjoyed conversation with the doctors and felt they cared about me. Was a surprisingly pleasent visit!
- Xoe L
Patient Review By steve a
first root canal lots of fun Dr. great guy Im happy with procedure and Hana...
- steve a
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Patient Review By Harry B
These folks are all great at making both of my root canal procedures as relatively painless as possible. The fact that my dentist has been personally treated by Dr. Goerig and says he's the best is the most credible recommendation as well.
- Harry B
Patient Review By frederick j
The office was great. I have seen this doctor before and I am always very happy and satisfied. I would highly recommend him.
- frederick j
Patient Review By steve V
great visit , this office takes very good care of its patients! very quick and painless procedure. i have had a root canal before at a different clinic and it was no fun but here i was very pleased at how easy this was!!
- steve V
Patient Review By Todd W
GREAT! Staff and Doctor are extremely friendly. Took the anxiety of a root canal away! Plus some great jokes!
- Todd W
Patient Review By kim r
best experience i have ever had for any dental procedure!
- kim r
Patient Review By Heather M
I came in needing an emergency Root Canal. The office got me in on the same day! Everyone was very friendly and they were able to complete my treatment very quickly and with no pain. Dr.Goerig was excellent with explaining treatment and even cracked a few jokes! I would highly recommend Northwest Endodontic Specialists!
- Heather M
Patient Review By Scott H
Dr. Goerig has worked on me before and gets my vote if i have any more procedures! Outstanding back up work with the packing and prep. Thank you
- Scott H
Patient Review By pam j
Root canal was painless and easy. I can say it was truly a pleasure!
- pam j
Patient Review By Jessica A
What a wonderful experience! Went in experiencing so much pain and came out feeling relief right away. Everyone was so friendly and made my experience so pleasant. Not a word I normally use in the same sentence as dental work! Really happy with the overall service and will recommend to all that need their services!! Thank you so much!!
- Jessica A
Patient Review By Tammie W
Very nice, people oriented. All staff were kind and caring. This procedure was the best I have had of all my treatments. Great bed side manner by all.
- Tammie W
Patient Review By Ron J
Dr.Albert Goerig is the best. It was a good experience for what needed to be done. They got me in very quickly to ease my pain. Thank You.
- Ron J
Patient Review By Amelia H
Very good care. Sensitive to anxiety and nervousness. I would definitely refer people here.
- Amelia H
Patient Review By Linda H
This was an exceptional experience: The team work and camaraderie were extremely pleasant and enjoyable. Such professionalism calmed my fears, and I realized I was in the best possible hands. The best! Thank you!
- Linda H
Patient Review By Mark Z
Very efficient and professional. Painless as well
- Mark Z