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 Karen D
Wonderful staff and doctor. Treatment was quick and absolutely painless.
- Karen D
Patient Review By Donna S
great staff and doctor, very caring and sweet
- Donna S
Patient Review By Roy V
You guys were great. Wonderful, professional, quick and painless.
- Roy V
Patient Review By J R
Doctor Goerig and the staff could not have been more kind and considerate. My appointment was on time , and did not take long, I would highly recommend them !
- J R
Patient Review By Robert C
Great place with great staff. Very welcoming and made me comfortable even with my fear of dental work!!! I recommend this place for everyone
- Robert C
Patient Review By Patricia W
Prompt, caring service. Very efficient. Nice folks who obviously care about their patient care. Root canals are not fun but this experience was as enjoyable as could be expected.
- Patricia W
Patient Review By Sean M
Dr. Goerig and his staff were professional and kind. I was nervous about having a root canal surgery, but the procedure was quick and painless. I would recommend friends and family to Northwest Endodontics without hesitation.
- Sean M
Patient Review By Katherine Y
Dr. David Goerig and Hannah gave me outstanding service. They are kind, gentle and love great music! I will recommend them to friends and family! Thank you so much!
- Katherine Y
Patient Review By Tara Knight J
Hannah and Dr. David Goerig were amazing! They were friendly, knowledgeable, and made me feel very comfortable.
- Tara Knight J
Patient Review By Megan W
Monica the dental assistant as well as Behnen were both amazing both her and Dr. Behnen made my visit wonderful defiantly will come back. They both kept me informed during the whole procedure which was really nice. They both made me feel comfortable.
- Megan W
Patient Review By doug staples s
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Patient Review By Michael C
Practically painless, very quick procedure. I've had cleanings hurt more.
- Michael C
Patient Review By Petra C
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Patient Review By Jay C
It was easy and chill dude. Got rid of my "poop-tooth"
- Jay C
Patient Review By tyler H
Very satisfied with my procedure. They were quick, courteous and they worked with me on my payment. The best dental experience I've had. A special thank you to Hannah, you were Awesome!
- tyler H
Patient Review By Sarah C
Super gentle! last time at a different root canal i had i was traumatized and had an awful time and dreaded coming in but Dr Behnen was super gentle and efficient. I had no pain, and i was worried about the shot at first but he was so good i hardly felt it. Overall experience was great!! id recommend to anyone. The assistant Autum was compassionate about my concerns and friendly and talked me through whatever anxieties i had. Scheduling was really nice and on the ball. Merideth was on top of any questions i had and very kind.
- Sarah C
Patient Review By Bethany S
I was very impressed with my service today. They got me in quickly and were so kind. Dr. Behnen explained the procedure in detail and made me feel very comfortable.
- Bethany S
Patient Review By Stephanie S
Great staff and doctors. Super friendly and always made sure I was ok and informed on what was going on.
- Stephanie S
Patient Review By Donna M
This was the second time that I've been here. Dr Goerig is wonderful. I don't get numb easily, and he is aware of that and always takes extra time... Love the staff as well. Everyone is great
- Donna M
Patient Review By Mark J
Very happy with procedures done
- Mark J