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Root Canal

3d rendering of a tooth with its roots If you experience ongoing pain in your teeth, it is important to understand the cause of the problem and seek treatment as soon as possible. This will prevent future toothaches and help you avoid emergency dental visits down the road. For example, if you get an abscessed tooth due to untreated tooth decay, you may need a root canal treatment. It Is one of the most common treatments that dentists perform every day. Here at our Robert H. Peterson DDS clinic, you will also be able to get a root canal treatment if you have an infected tooth.

How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal Treatment?

While most pain in your mouth will resolve on its own with a bit of at-home care, there are some warning signs that your dentist or physician can only treat. These include sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, swelling, bleeding gums, tenderness under one of your teeth, loose or cracked teeth, and pain when chewing food or biting down on an object.

What Happens During a Root Canal Procedure?

There are two parts to a root canal procedure: opening and cleaning. During the opening, the dentist will drill into your tooth to access its pulp, the living tissue inside. Then we will use a series of small files to clean out all of the infected pulp and surrounding area. After that, we will seal up your tooth. After sealing it up, we will fill in any remaining holes with more dental resin. Finally, we will polish the material to make the entire tooth smooth.

What Should I Expect After A Root Canal Treatment?

For many people, root canal therapy is what finally eliminates their toothache. But for those who are not familiar with it, root canal treatment can seem like a daunting or unappealing procedure. But there is nothing to be worried about because local anesthesia is always used to make the process comfortable.

After the dentist has numbed you and performed any necessary preparation steps to remove infected tissue from your tooth's roots, you should not feel much more than pressure while the dentist removes the infected part. You can expect some sensitivity and minor pain after the drug has neutralized. Depending on how far your nerves extend into a given tooth, you may need to consume softer foods to heal effectively.

How to Care for Your Mouth After the Treatment

Taking care of your teeth after the treatment is essential in ensuring that the same process does not repeat itself. The dentist will also give you tips on how to protect your teeth from cavities, decay, and abscess. Brushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and seeing us for dental exams and cleanings regularly are the most recommended tips.

Where Do I Get A Root Canal?

Robert H. Peterson DDS is dedicated to ensuring that you get the best dental services. Our dentist and dental team are well trained and will professionally treat your teeth. To make an appointment with us, call us today at 503-635-3438.
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16600 Boones Ferry Rd.
Suite 103
Lake Oswego, OR


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