Root Canal Therapy in Cashmere, WA
At Cashmere Family Dentistry, our dental team is committed to helping you experience the countless, valuable benefits of having a truly healthy smile. We offer a comprehensive list of family, cosmetic, and restorative services that are designed with your comfort and complete satisfaction in mind.
One important procedure known for relieving the pain of patients suffering with severely decayed or damaged teeth is root canal therapy. Root canals prevent small dental issues from developing into bigger, more complex or costly dental issues in the future. They have a high success rate for restoring your oral health while preserving the original structure of your tooth.
How Does Root Canal Therapy Work?
The hard, white portion of your tooth that is visible to the eye is known as your tooth enamel. But do you know about the layers underneath?
Dentin is a type of calcified tissue in the innermost chamber of the tooth. It houses the pulp, blood vessels, and nerves that help the tooth grow throughout its development. While these materials are crucial in the early years of a person’s life, a full-grown tooth can survive without them.
When the pulp of your tooth is infected through injury or decay, root canal therapy is an effective and safe procedure for treating it. During the treatment, we’ll access this inner chamber and thoroughly cleanse it to eliminate the infection. Next, we will fill the space with a safe, biocompatible material that mimics the function of a healthy tooth by preventing bacteria from repopulating any empty spaces. We’ll then place a custom-made crown to replenish your oral structure and help protect the tooth from future infection.
Do I Need A Root Canal?
There are a few oral symptoms that indicate an infection. Are you experiencing any pain or hypersensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks?
On occasion, the nerve in the tooth root can die without any indication except for evidence appearing in a radiograph, which is why your regular six month checkups are crucial!
The Cost of Ignoring Tooth Loss Or Damage
Should you decide to skip dental examinations and/or forgo root canal therapy, your other alternatives are natural tooth loss, or having your teeth pulled when the damage is irreparable.
Tooth loss prompts your adjacent teeth to shift out of alignment in an effort to close the gap, which hampers your ability to eat, drink, and speak. Worst of all, it makes cleaning them properly a challenge. And if you are unable to clean your teeth properly...you introduce painful and expensive effects such as gum disease.
Let Us Help You Retain Your Full, Natural Smile
Root canal therapy is truly transformative in that it can alleviate severe discomfort for patients in as little as one visit. While the procedure may have unfairly earned a bad reputation over the years, the truth is that there is no discomfort whatsoever: it is similar to the placement of a regular filling.
Dr. Janie Busk, Dr. Ryan Busk, and our staff of friendly, dedicated professionals will make sure that you’ll fully comfortable and relaxed through every step of our root canal treatment.
Contact our Cashmere, WA dental office today at (509) 782-2516 to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to helping you and all your loved ones work towards happier, healthier smiles! Patients from the areas of Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Quincy, Peshastin, Orondo, Entiat, and beyond are also welcome.