Root Canal Therapy in Monroe, WA

Whether you think you may need a root canal or you know for sure that you need to schedule a root canal treatment with a qualified dentist in Monroe, our team would be happy to help. Root canals can become necessary when an infection occurs inside a tooth. Our team provides gentle and efficient root canal treatments that will have you smiling big again in no time!

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How will I know if I need a root canal?

It’s not easy for patients to determine the exact treatments they need on their own, which is why we always recommend visiting a qualified dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. However, there are a few common symptoms that patients may experience that can indicate that a root canal is necessary. These symptoms can include:

  • Unbearable tooth pain
  • One or more bumps on gums
  • Chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged teeth
  • Sudden tooth sensitivity
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Change in gum color
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Are root canals painful?

Root canals have a reputation for being very painful dental treatments. This comes from the fact that root canal therapy used to be a very intimidating and painful dental service, but thanks to advancements in the dental field and modern medicine, root canals are now not very different from having a cavity filled from the patient’s perspective. Before any restorative work is done, we always use a local anesthetic to completely numb the teeth and gums. If you’d like to utilize dental sedation during your treatment, our office provides both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.

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How can I avoid needing a root canal treatment?

Restorative dental treatments like root canals cannot always be avoided, but there are a few things patients can do to reduce their odds of developing a tooth infection. Of course, practicing great oral hygiene at home and visiting our office regularly for checkups is one of the biggest preventive measures you can take. Should you develop a cavity or dental damage, you will want to get it taken care of sooner rather than later to prevent an infection from developing. Getting dental restorations like crowns and bridges replaced when they wear out will also help protect your teeth as well.

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