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 Jayla J
I was so nervous to have a root canal treatment. I let both Catherine and Dr. David Goerig know how scared I was before beginning the procedure . They both were so reassuring and helped me relax . Catherine was so personable and comforting during the whole procedure. They explained what they would be doing and that was the best part . There were no surprises ! I appreciate how gentle and caring they were ! I highly recommended coming to Northwest Endodontics if you need any treatment done . They truly care about their patients ! Hannah called a couple days after my treatment to see how I was feeling ! She also went above and beyond and wished me “Happy Birthday” . You all are amazing thank you sooooo much !! -Jayla
- Jayla J
Patient Review By Brandie D
I really cant thank Dr David Goerig & his sister Kristine enough! My 14 year old need a root canal, he was nervous - I was nervous... but the moment we entered the building until the moment we walked out the staff showed us exceptional care & provided a comfortable enviroment in a stressful situation. The procedure was shorter than expected, but very thorough. My son was amazed that he felt no pain beyond 1 dose of advil afterwards concerning all the horror stories he heard. This team was amazing. So very happy with our refferal to them!
- Brandie D
Patient Review By Kristin V
Dr. Goerig and assistant, Monica, were both wonderful...efficient, knowledgeable and compassionate. I felt completely at ease and the procedure was, to my surprise, quite painless. I would absolutely recommend them! Jessica at the front desk was kind enough to work with me to make arrangements for my HRA payment. Thank you.
- Kristin V
Patient Review By Heidi D
I have serious PTSD with dental work. Everyone took such good care of me and made sure that I was comfortable. Love the attention to detail and sensitive care I received.
- Heidi D
Patient Review By Angela F
I was scheduled for a root canal and was very nervous! The staff and doctor were very friendly and comforting. The actual procedure went super quickly and painlessly, even easier than getting a cavity filled. I left very impressed with this place. Highly recommended!
- Angela F
Patient Review By Michael D
Great experience.Friendly and very competent staff. No pain!
- Michael D
Patient Review By lynn s
very comfortable and professional. Procedure went fast and pain free! I was at ease and comfortable the whole time.
- lynn s
Patient Review By Mandy B
Quick and painless. Able to get in the same day! Awesome staff.
- Mandy B
Patient Review By stevan d
Quick and painless. Very nice!
- stevan d
Patient Review By Kelly w
I am sure its no ones favorite, but have to admit it was way better than expected....thanks so much
- Kelly w
Patient Review By Lynn W
Everyone here was very nice, kind and helpful.
- Lynn W
Patient Review By George E
Very friendly and professional. Have always had a good experience here. Rated very high.
- George E
Patient Review By Jennifer H
Best experience EVER!!!! Root canals are never fun but Dr. Behnen was amazing.
- Jennifer H
Patient Review By Jerry M
Best of all, they were able to get me into the lab to take care of a very sore tooth in two days.. Arrived and after completing paperwork was not kept waiting long at all Was unsure about getting root canal because most of the soreness went away, but with explanation by assistant and Dr. I was assured the best thing to do was have root canal. Was glad I did cause you could tell by smell the root was dead! They made sure I was comfortable during procedure and did a great job keeping me informed of the work being done. Was amazed how quick they took care of me and the friendliness of everyone. Highly recommend this Dental practice!
- Jerry M
Patient Review By Nan L
Dr. Albert is excellent. I did not feel any uncomfortable during the procedure. Hannah is the also the best, thank you!!!
- Nan L
Patient Review By Jeff B
Awesome!! I'll be back if I ever need anything again. They were very quick and I wish they could do all my work Can I move in??
- Jeff B
Patient Review By Sharon M
Efficient, gentle treatment. Great dental assistant, Hannah was reassuring.
- Sharon M
Patient Review By Adrianne D
They were very comforting and calming. I was very nervous and this was the easiest trip to the dentist ever. Thank you guys!
- Adrianne D
Patient Review By Jeannie G
I was so nervous when I got here but Hannah and Dr Behnen were so great and really put me at ease. The procedure was so quick, I am very satisfied with my experience!
- Jeannie G
Patient Review By ginger c
excellent service. dr gorig was great and hannah also. would come back .
- ginger c