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 Ruth K
A good experience for a woman who is not fond of needles put any where in or on my body. My second experience here and would come back again.
- Ruth K
Patient Review By Pam H
Easy experience. I'm a nervous patient and the staff were amazing, understanding and friendly.
- Pam H
Patient Review By Nan H
Wonderful, very professional staff. I felt they were doing the very best possible. And they made me laugh as a bonus 😉
- Nan H
Patient Review By Tony T
Very professional,while provided immediate service.
- Tony T
Patient Review By ramses o
Friendly staff and doctor. Made my experience as painless as possible 🙂
- ramses o
Patient Review By Alan W
Outstanding service-- I was not looking forward to a root canal, but it was painless. I was also able to get a next day appointment.
- Alan W
Patient Review By Rebecca M
Very great at explaining the procedure and making me feel welcome and comfortable. Procedure was quick and painless. Happy to recommend.
- Rebecca M
Patient Review By Jenna C
Super fun and enjoyable enviroment.
- Jenna C
Patient Review By chuck Mcdonnell
Quick efficient and painless. About as much fun as a root canal can be...
- chuck Mcdonnell
Patient Review By Kathy P
The procedure was quick and pain free. The staff was very supportive and kept me informed of what was happening.
- Kathy P
Patient Review By Robin G
Dr. Behnen explained the procedure to me beforehand which helped a lot. He was thorough and careful. I was really apprehensive about getting a root canal, but it wasn't bad at all!
- Robin G
Patient Review By steve largen
The best,no pain fast, thank you very much, steve largen.
- steve largen
Patient Review By Chris R
Monila was super nice and very comforting. Smoothest dental procedure I have ever had.
- Chris R
Patient Review By Lois M
Didn't realize a root canal could be so easy. Not that it's easy but maybe comfortable would be a better word. I'm usually scared to go to the dentist and they make you feel very relaxed.
- Lois M
Patient Review By Kristian k
excellent care, hilarious, pleasant, gentle! i recommend highly recommend him to everyone! I'll definitely be back
- Kristian k
Patient Review By Beverly P
Fast treatment. Dr/ Goerig is a wonderful, caring doctor and I would not hesitate to recommend his services nor would I hesitate to see him again if needed.
- Beverly P
Patient Review By Lisa E
All of my life I have hated the thought of going to the dentist. Extreme dental anxiety! I had a very bad experience with a previous root canal and was anticipating another bad experience with this root canal. However, after this experience my dental anxiety is GONE. I felt no pain at all except the pinch of the needle that numbed the area. I had 3 roots instead of 2 so the procedure may have been a little trickier. Both Dr. Behnen and his assistant Sylvia were amazing and very comforting during the process. Afterwards I did not feel any pain that 2 Advil didn't cover. So, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this great experience! I will recommend you to anyone! I was having a rough day the next day at work and one of my staff asked me if I was doing okay and I replied "Are you kidding me? I had a root canal yesterday!" with a big smile on my face! Thank you!!!
- Lisa E
Patient Review By Delilah B
Absolutely hands down a wonderful facility! AmAzing staff (Merideth, Monica and Autumn) are very caring individuals and Dr. Goerig is top notch!!! Everyone made my experience very comfortable. I highly recommend this office....as a matter of fact I already have!
- Delilah B
Patient Review By Andrea H
This was such an amazing experience. For someone who is terrified of dental work and in lots of pain my root canal was so comfortable and extremely fast. Dr. Goerig listened to my concerns and was genuine and very attentive to my needs. I wish I got the name of his assistant bc she was just as amazing. In fact the whole office was absolutely amazing. I simply cant say enough about this place. Thank you so much! Your forever patient Andrea
- Andrea H
Patient Review By Susan L
The whole staff were wonderful. Dr Behnen performed the root canal in an excellent manner, actually, surprisingly relaxing. Great experience!
- Susan L