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Though Impressions Dentistry does not provide in-house root canals in Olympia, Washington, Dr. Suneet S. Bath is happy to examine and refer you to a qualified root canal specialist. Find out more about root canals by reading the information below, calling 360-493-1866 or visiting our qualified dentist!

WHEN IS A ROOT CANAL NECESSARY?

An untreated cavity can cause major pain and often cause other health issues in the rest of the body. The cavity starts to cause decay in the pulp tissue of your tooth and can even extend to the root and bone structure if not treated. Progressive tooth decay will need to be treated by root canal therapy, or as dentists call it, endodontic therapy.

WHY IS A ROOT CANAL NECESSARY?

To save a tooth from extraction, Dr. Suneet S. Bath may need to perform a root canal. It is best to save the natural tooth (if possible) in order to keep bone structure in the mouth healthy. When you lose a tooth, the space left by your tooth can cause other teeth to shift into that empty place and misalignment issues may be the result. The bone structure of your jaw can also degenerate and cause a “sunken in” look to that side of your cheek or face. Furthermore, once a tooth’s pulp tissue is infected, it cannot heal itself. Our dentist must then perform root canal therapy on the tooth, root and even tooth canal to save the tooth.

WHAT ARE THE BASICS OF A ROOT CANAL?

If you and our dentist decide that root canal therapy is necessary, the infected tissue will first be removed by the root canal specialist. Then the tooth canal will be filled so future infection is avoided. The core of the tooth will then be built up and a crown will be placed on top to strengthen and protect the affected tooth.

If you are suffering from tooth pain or believe you may need a root canal, please give our office a call and phone 360-493-1866 right away. Root Canal Procedures are not performed in-office and will require a referral to a Specialist.