Emergency Root Canal in Vancouver, WA!

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If you experience tooth pain that won’t go away, that could be a sign you need an emergency root canal. It’s best to address dental issues as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your tooth and surrounding tissues. A small issue could develop into a big issue, like a tooth abscess, if left untreated. Get care from your dentist in Vancouver, WA for an emergency root canal. 

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What is an emergency root canal?

“Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth,” so endodontic procedures, like a root canal, treat the inside of the tooth. The hard exterior tissues of your teeth are enamel, dentin, and cementum. The soft interior tissue is called pulp and it contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The pulp extends from the crown (top) of your tooth to the bottom of the root where it connects to the tissues surrounding the root, like your gums.

A root canal is a dental procedure that removes inflamed and infected tooth pulp, cleans and disinfects the area, and then fills and seals the tooth. It’s important to remove the infection so it doesn’t spread to other areas of your mouth. This common procedure has a reputation for being painful, but it’s actually a pain-relieving treatment.

How do I know if I need an emergency root canal?

If you’re experiencing any tooth pain contact Ranieu Family Dental right away. Your dentist will diagnose your dental issue and tell you if a root canal is needed. If you experience extreme pain, sensitivity, or pressure in a single tooth, it’s often the result of an infection due to deep decay, facial trauma or a crack or chip in your tooth. Additional symptoms that may indicate you’ll need an emergency root canal are:

  • Severe pain while biting or chewing
  • Chipped or cracked tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Deep decay
  • Darkening of gum tissue

Emergency root canal procedures by our trusted emergency dentists in Vancouver, WA!

Your Ranieu Family Dental dentist will examine and X-ray your tooth to determine the extent of the infection. You’ll get a local anesthetic so your tooth will be numb during your root canal procedure. Once the area is numb, your dentist will begin by creating a very small opening at the top of your tooth and use small instruments to completely clear out the infected tooth pulp inside your tooth. Then your dentist will use a filling material to fill and seal the space where your pulp was which helps maintain the structure of your natural tooth. Depending on the extent of your tooth damage, your dentist may place a crown.

Our top-rated dental team is ready to help you!

When you’re in pain, it’s a dental emergency. Whether your tooth infection is from decay or injury, you need dental attention asap. We specialize in treating all kinds of dental emergencies and will provide expert care with precision and skill. Trust the Ranieu Family Dental team for your emergency root canal. Our office hours are flexible and we have evening and weekend office hours available to accommodate your needs.

Does a root canal hurt?

You won’t feel anything during your root canal procedure because you’ll receive local anesthetic to numb the area. We also offer nitrous oxide to help you relax. However, you might be slightly sore after the procedure. A root canal is a deep cleaning of the canals in your teeth and may leave the surrounding nerves and tissue a bit sensitive afterward. It’s normal to experience mild to moderate pain for a few days after a root canal. Talk to your dentist about post-treatment comfort measures like over-the-counter pain killers and what thing to avoid to reduce discomfort. If you experience anything beyond this, contact us right away. 

Can I eat after a root canal?

As with any dental procedure for which you received local anesthetic, we recommend waiting until the numbness has worn off before eating or drinking (with the exception of water.) Once you’ve regained feeling in the area, start of with soft foods and moderate temperature foods and liquids. 

How much does a root canal cost?

It depends on the tooth that needs a root canal – front, premolar, or molar. How much insurance will cover depends on your particular plan. It’s important to us that finances don’t stand in the way of you getting the treatment you need, that’s why we accept several dental insurance plans and payment options, and we offer an in-house dental savings plan

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