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.
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Northwest Endodontic Specialists
Patient Review By Cheryl W
I have severe anxiety when I need to have any dental procedure. This treatment was by far the easiest, quickest and pain free. I was treated with respect and always asked how I was doing, and made as comfortable as possible.
- Cheryl W
Patient Review By mark peterson w
very good experience no pain, would recommend and return.
- mark peterson w
Patient Review By Miranda D
I was in pain for 5 days over the Thanksgiving Holiday. They saw me even though I had fallen asleep and missed my first appointment. I highly recommend their warm, welcoming office and staff.
- Miranda D
Patient Review By Mary R
The experience was wonderful. All staff from the office to the Dr. was great. Very friendly.
- Mary R
Patient Review By Geneva L
This is my fourth visit to this office this year, I usually fear dental procedures but have no problems walking in these doors. Amazing staff and doctors....
- Geneva L
Patient Review By Joe P
From the moment I arrived I felt comfortable. The front desk staff was professional and nice. I had a root canal that was painless and quick!
- Joe P
Patient Review By Debra O
Great experience. Came in a it nervous from past experience elsewhere. They all made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Everything was explained to me as we went along. Dr. even cracked jokes to lighten the mood. would highly recommend this place to anyone.
- Debra O
Patient Review By Audra B
Great experience overall (even considering I was getting a surprise root canal). Everyone was very friendly and professional and I would absolutely recommend others be treated here.
- Audra B
Patient Review By corey w
overall this was my best dental experience. everyone was very efficient and professional.
- corey w
Patient Review By Kevin D
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Patient Review By Brandon r
came in miserable and leaving with a half smile only because the other half is numb. Very quick and professional and happy with the service i received. highly recommend this place.
- Brandon r
Patient Review By Meghan S
Absolutely amazing experience with Dr. Albert Goerig! I came in and needed a root canal. Didn't feel a thing and was out in 30 minutes. Highly recommend this doctor for any endodontic needs!
- Meghan S
Patient Review By Stacey C
Dr. Goerig was great and seemed very caring during the treatment as well as the assistant.
- Stacey C
Patient Review By Greg L
The procedure was done well and quickly. Very relaxing. Never felt a thing. That hasn't been the case at other places I have been. Final bill was less then was estimated. I would come here again and will tell others about Northwest Endodontic Specialists.
- Greg L
Patient Review By Amanda H
The Doctor was super fun and gentle. I felt more comfortable here than at my normal dentist office.
- Amanda H
Patient Review By Kellie C
Excellent, kind and gentle. Very grateful for your expertise!
- Kellie C
Patient Review By Ted B
Fabulous visit. Doctor Gordon and assistant (James) were very fast and accurate in all the work they did. I hate shots, but they were able to administer them without me even telling they were shots. More like a gentle touch. It was evident their many years of experience translated to quick, painless teeth work. They even noticed some other rough areas on another tooth and smoothed it down for me. That level of attention to detail is very rare these days - I sure appreciated it! The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful AND understanding. I would definitely recommend this medical group for anyone wanting extra special care and precise efficiency in the work being done. I definitely got my money's worth here!
- Ted B
Patient Review By Cheri E
Dr. David was in a word...amazing! Having had Root Canals before, I can honestly say that he has now made me NOT AFRAID if this should ever happen again...he's really gentle, and explains everything so well...I cannot say enough of this Dr. if you ever have to have this procedure done...or in my case RE-DONE! Thanks so much for taking such good care of me...I truly appreciate it!
- Cheri E
Patient Review By Charles N
Thank you Dr. Goerig. I walked in with tooth and jaw pain and left with much less pain and with a corrected dental crisis. Thank you for your kindness and understanding of a patient in pain as well. I am very grateful and give you a letter grade of "A". Thank you.
- Charles N
Patient Review By Otavio L
Northwest Endodontic Specialists has completely transformed all my expectations of what a root canal treatment might entail. Technology has transformed the entire treatment, from 3D scans to microscopes which magnify the area under treatment. An endotontist is still required for treatment, however. Dr. David C. Goerig not only supplied the required human touch and technical knowledge, but communicated a heartfelt concern for my well being. My biggest challenge was staying awake during the procedure! I hope my experience will become better known to help others expecting a very different experience.
- Otavio L