Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a crucial dental procedure recommended when the inner pulp and nerves of a tooth become infected or damaged. This typically occurs due to deep-seated decay or injury that breaches the outer enamel layer. Ignoring such infections can lead to tooth death and even necessitate tooth removal. To avert this, Dr. Kristy Lin may suggest a root canal procedure that involves eliminating the infected and injured pulp, cleaning the tooth’s interior, and filling it with a specialized medicated material. The final step entails capping the tooth with a dental crown or other suitable restoration, effectively reinstating its original form and function. Remarkably, most root canal treatments are completed within one or two comfortable visits to our office.
Despite its reputation, root canal treatment is generally not as painful as believed. Thanks to modern advancements in techniques, tools and anesthesia, the procedure can often be executed with minimal discomfort. Our experienced dentist and team are dedicated to ensuring your visits are as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
If you are interested in learning more about root canal treatment in Aloha, Oregon, or want to set up an appointment with Dr. Lin, please contact Maxus Dental at 503-334-0930. Your smile’s health and restoration are our priorities.