Root canal therapy is one of the most common endodontic treatment types. Endodontics is the branch of dental care focused on the study and treatment of the tooth nerves. If the nerves of the tooth and other tissues inside the tooth, such as the dental pulp, become infected or injured, our knowledgeable dentists may recommend root canal therapy. During root canal therapy, we will create small opening in the tooth that allows us to remove the infected tissues and clean the root canals. We will then fill the tooth with a material called gutta-percha and seal the tooth with a restoration such as a dental crown or filling.
Many people think of root canal therapy as a painful, scary dental service. In truth, a root canal in Tigard, OR may be just what your smile needs to relieve pain and restore your oral health. Dr. Rashidi may also recommend root canal therapy to prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth and from resulting in the death of the tooth and requiring extraction. With local anesthetic and pain medication, your root canal therapy can be completed with minimal discomfort. We encourage you to call or visit us today at Washington Square Dental if you are experiencing any type of dental pain. We are committed to helping you achieve a pain-free, healthy smile!