At the center of your tooth is the pulp chamber. Infection or inflammation of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or other dental procedures. You’ll know something is wrong either because you can see a visible injury or swelling of the gums near the tooth, or you’ll experience moderate to severe pain. If the tooth pain lasts for more then 10 seconds or wakes you up at night, or pain happens spontaneously you will most likely need a root canal. For all the talk about root canals, they can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. And they’re not near as painful as urban legend has it.

Why come to SWISH Dental?

A root canal at SWISH, where we combine sedation therapy with nitrous oxide and the latest technology, will make you wonder what all the talk was about.

The doctors at SWISH use a non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. We can relax you with nitrous oxide or relaxation therapy. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine. Regular appointments can help you avoid root canals, but when needed, be assured your SWISH dentist is an expert

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