While we recognize that no patient is excited to hear they need a root canal, our team at Tranquility Dental Wellness in Tacoma, WA, is dedicated to making the experience as comfortable as possible. Our practice is designed to bring relaxation, serenity, and luxury to each of our patients; so that they are taken care of and given the opportunity to enjoy their time at the dentist’s office.
A tooth infection can be painful, and we don’t want you to go through that. Allow us to take care of you so you can get back to enjoying life with a healthy smile! Call our office today to schedule an appointment if you need root canal therapy.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
While root canals may seem like an intimidating procedure, they are actually quite simple and very common in dental offices. Root canal therapy is a treatment designed to save a badly decayed or damaged tooth, preventing the need for extraction. The treatment relieves pain that may be caused by the infection reaching the interior of the tooth. Once the inside of the tooth has been compromised, a root canal will be required to relieve discomfort and restore the health and prosperity of the tooth. The root canal procedure proceeds as follows:
- Decay or damage is removed from the tooth.
- A small opening is created in the tooth to remove the infection from the tooth’s interior.
- The inside of the tooth is cleaned and filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha.
- The tooth is sealed and capped with a custom-made dental crown.
Local anesthetic is applied to make this procedure as comfortable as possible for our patients. Our office offers oral sedation to make the experience more manageable for those feeling particularly nervous about their root canal procedure. Please call us today to learn more about this option for your upcoming treatment.
Signs of an Infected Tooth
- Darkened appearance of the tooth
- Severe, persistent toothache
- Facial inflammation or localized swelling
- Open, draining sore on the gums
Service Designed For Your Health & Comfort
At our practice, we are dedicated to your comfort and want to ensure you are relaxed throughout your procedure. Our mission is to change the way people view their dental visits and have them look forward to coming to our office; you can expect kindness, compassion, and professionalism from every member of our team during your time with us.
We offer exemplary service that contributes to your smile’s health and your overall well being! With comfort options such as aromatherapy, warm towels, massage chairs, and blankets, our entire office is designed with your comfort in mind! Experience it for yourself when you visit us for your root canal; call today to schedule!