Root Canal Therapy For Toothaches In Portland
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal, or root canal therapy, is a dental procedure that removes infected tooth pulp. In the center of every tooth, there is a pulp chamber filled with living connective tissue. Nerves travel from the pulp chamber through the tooth roots in tiny passages called “canals.” When infection reaches the pulp chamber, the infection can spread to the nerves and cause a serious, chronic toothache. Root canal therapy removes the infection, alleviates the toothache, and preserves your remaining tooth structure.
The Benefits of Root Canals
Before root canals were available, teeth that became severely infected had to be extracted. With root canal therapy, we can preserve natural teeth and help your healthy smile last longer. Root canal therapy provides our Portland Oregon patients with many benefits including:
Protection | Performing a root canal can protect you from more serious health problems. If a root canal isn’t performed, the infection can spread to other teeth. The infection can also travel to the blood stream where it could pose a serious risk to your overall health. Root canals get rid of the infection before it can reach other teeth or your bloodstream.
Relief | Patients who require a root canal often experience a serious, chronic toothache. This toothache can make day to day activities difficult and may be very hard to live with. Root canal therapy gets rid of the source of the toothache and provides patients with relief. After a root canal treatment, you’ll be able to feel comfortable again.
Long Lasting Health | With root canal therapy, we can save your teeth and help you enjoy a long lasting smile. After a root canal, we will protect your tooth from future damage using a high quality porcelain crown. Once your porcelain crown is in place, you’ll be able to enjoy a high level of dental health once again.