Are you experiencing toothaches or tooth decay? Our root canals are a tooth-saving procedure that will allow you to keep your oral health and a stunning-looking smile.
Pickens Family Dentistry offers root canals near you in Vancouver, Washington. Our skilled endodontist takes your oral health seriously, as well as your comfort. Book an appointment today for root canal therapy.
What Is a Root Canal?
During a root canal procedure, our skilled dentist removes the infected or damaged tissue from the inside of your tooth, cleans and disinfects the area, and seals it to prevent further damage. This helps to relieve pain and restore your oral health.
A root canal is a procedure similar to a cavity filling but is for teeth that need a little bit more care than a typical cavity. A root canal procedure allows you to keep a tooth that would otherwise have needed to be removed, so your smile will remain functional and beautiful.
Our Root Canal Laser Technology
Pickens Family Dentistry uses laser therapy for an effective and comfortable root canal experience. This new laser technology gives you the best root canal procedure success.
When we use laser technology for a root canal, the laser removes the damaged tissue quickly and with less pain. Laser therapy is gentle; it can effectively target the affected area without causing any harm to surrounding tissue. Laser therapy also reduces the need for anesthesia, as it is typically less painful than traditional root canal techniques.
If you’re in need of a root canal, ask us about our laser therapy options. We’re confident that you’ll appreciate the precision, comfort, and efficiency of this cutting-edge technology.
Root Canal FAQs
What Can You Expect From a Root Canal with Pickens Family Dentistry?
Here’s what a standard root canal process will look like:
- We will evaluate if you need a root canal. We may notice the need for one during an exam or you can schedule a consultation on your own. When we do a consultation we will discuss laser therapy and the procedure in depth, giving you instructions for the day of the procedure.
- Dr. Pickens will use local anesthesia around the area. Your comfort is our highest priority, so we will use the latest techniques and technology, as well as offer you our comfort menu options.
- Next, Dr. Pickens will carefully use a laser to remove the infected area of the tooth. The procedure may be mildly uncomfortable, but should not be intensely painful because of the local anesthesia and the laser.
- Then Dr. Pickens will fill it with sealant to prevent further damage. After the procedure is finished if you experience any discomfort, over-the-counter pain relievers should help. If you are experiencing intense pain for a long period of time, do not hesitate to reach out with concerns.
We will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure that you have a smooth and speedy recovery. After about a week, your smile should be pain-free and stunning. We are excited to offer you the opportunity to have a healthy smile while preserving your teeth.
Are Root Canals Painful? Do Root Canals Hurt?
Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is typically not painful. In fact, the purpose of a root canal is to relieve pain caused by an infected or damaged tooth. At Pickens Family Dentistry, our skilled dentist and advanced laser technology make the procedure comfortable and efficient.
We will numb the area before the procedure. After the procedure, we recommend over-the-counter painkillers for a day or two.
How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?
We understand that cost is a concern for many patients, and we strive to provide affordable dental care while maintaining the highest standards of quality.
The cost of a root canal can vary depending on factors such as the severity of the tooth infection and the location of the affected tooth. During your consultation, our team can provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs involved and help you explore financing options to make your treatment more affordable.
How Long Do Root Canals Take?
Most root canals are completed in one appointment, with a consultation beforehand. If the root canal is complex or the tooth is severely damaged a second appointment may be needed. If you need a crown to strengthen and protect your tooth after your root canal, that will be a separate appointment after your root canal procedure.
Don’t Delay Root Canal Treatment
If you are experiencing symptoms of a toothache or dental abscess, don’t wait to get treatment. Delaying treatment can lead to more extensive and costly procedures in the future, and can even result in the loss of the affected tooth.
Our team at Pickens Family Dentistry is here to provide gentle and effective root canal therapy to relieve your pain and restore your oral health. Don’t delay—call us today!