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.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!
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 DIANE F
Dr Albert Goerig is wonderful. He is gentle, caring, and is humorous. My procedure went fast and was painless. His assistant, Hannah, was friendly and right there for anything I needed. After my procedure was complete the Dr. explained what he did and answered all my question. Hannah went over what I needed to do for after care.Before I left the office Dr. Goerig came and thanked me for my business. I can't say enough about Dr. Goerig. My experience at Northwest Endodontic Specialists was the best dentistry experience I have had.
- DIANE F
Patient Review By Robert B
Dr. Goerig and Hannah did a great job. I felt nothing during the procedure. I highly recommend their service and will return again if needed.
- Robert B
Patient Review By John L
Procedure took a lot less time then I was expecting not much worse then having a filling done
- John L
Patient Review By Kathryn S
I got right in to see the doctor and was very pleased that my questions were answered both by the doctor and Hannah, his assistant.
- Kathryn S
Patient Review By Carol C
Would never think of having a root canal anywhere else! Dr. A. Goerig is kind, efficient and even fun! His nurse was a perfect balance of friend, professional, and educator. I'm telling everyone!!
- Carol C
Patient Review By Jennifer B
You guys are excellent. Very impressed with the overall patient care and the professionalism of the employees, with their compassionate and caring demeanor towards the patients' care. I would highly recommend Northwest Endodontics Specialists. I'm highly satisfied and thankful you're here for my patient care. Dr. David Goerig and Hannah my assistant are the best!!!
- Jennifer B
Patient Review By Linda S
Dr. Goerig and Hannah were amazing! I have not been to the dentist for 13 years and was fearful. I went in for a root canal procedure and did not feel a thing. They were wonderful and made me feel comfortable. I was in and out in an hour. The atmosphere was great, the staff was funny and everyone had lovely singing voices!
- Linda S
Patient Review By April H
Dr. Goerig is the absolute best root canal specialist! His assistant James is good too. During the root canal procedure, I greatly appreciated Dr. Goerig's light sense of humor (while maintaining a highly professional and excellent atmosphere) to help me feel more at ease with the root canal procedure. Needless to say, I had a good time at this appointment and almost wish Dr. Goerig was my normal dentist (though I do have a good one now). Hate to leave! Great appointment, better than expected for sure.
- April H
Patient Review By GILL G
PAINLESS AND PROFESSIONAL PLUS THW MUSIC IS GREAT THE DOCTOR AND ASSISTANT ARE A GREAT TEAM
- GILL G
Patient Review By DON E
I WAS SCARED TO COME IN BUT I AM NOT SCARED LEAVING. EVERYTHING WENT VERY WELL. DR. ALBERT GOERIG AND STAFF WERE VERY WONDERFUL. THANKS FOR A VERY PLEASANT PROCEDURE.
- DON E
Patient Review By Trudy S
I had a great experience. Hannah and the Dr. were both fantastic. Both very friendly and efficient.
- Trudy S
Patient Review By Jeremiah J
I was not looking forward to having the procedure done. Both Dr. Goerig and Hannah made me feel very comfortable throughout the entire process. Thank you!!
- Jeremiah J
Patient Review By April H
Dr. Goerig and his assistant James were very helpful, fast, and friendly. I appreciate the low key humor from Dr. Goerig as it kept things moving along with a light atmosphere (one usually expects more difficulty during a dental procedure, but not here). Thanks again, and I wish you were at my regular dentist in addition to the ones who are currently my great dentists.
- April H
Patient Review By Jessica C
The procedure went very quickly and was as comfortable as can be. The staff was all very friendly and helpful.
- Jessica C
Patient Review By barbara s
I was treated very good and the staff was great Jesica and Autumn took the time to answer all my questions.
- barbara s
Patient Review By Sharette G
Your office was amazing! You made me feel comfortable from the moment I got there, and all the way through the prep and procedure. Hannah, the dental assistant was awesome! She was friendly, knowledgeable, made me feel relaxed, and took care of my every need, even right down to getting me a blanket because I got a little cold. I can't tell you enough what a great representation of your office she is. The front reception was also warm and friendly, and Dr. Behnen did a great job of explaining my tooth issues and doing the needed root canal. Thank you for such great care and service!
- Sharette G
Patient Review By Gerald G
Satisfied,very good service, friendly, informative.
- Gerald G
Patient Review By pascal f
i had an awesome experience.
- pascal f
Patient Review By Tommy A
The staff was very welcoming and friendly. The office is well maintain and the waiting room was accessible comforting. Ashley Flores one of the Dental assistance was very knowledgeable and ensure that i was informed in exactly what will to expect. I look forward to returning to NW Endodontic for future procedures and i would definitely recommend this business to others.
- Tommy A
Patient Review By hyo s
Dr did a good job. Dr. Albert Goerig made me feel relaxed and the assistant Autumn really helped me feel at ease.
- hyo s