Root Canal Therapy in Spokane
Sometimes, despite proper oral health care and preventive dental interventions, damage or decay affect the inner chamber, or pulp, and root of a tooth. When this happens, the conservative treatment of root canal therapy is recommended to preserve the tooth. Saving a natural tooth is always the most desirable outcome.
Dr. Von R. Tracy is a trusted provider of root canal therapy to people living in Spokane and surrounding communities. He provides the gentle and quality care that helps people keep their natural smiles.
Signs of Teeth with Extensive Decay or Damage
There are several signals that may indicate you need root canal therapy:
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Severe toothache
- Injury or trauma to the tooth
- An abscess in the gums
- Swelling, tenderness, or bleeding
Root Canal Therapy Protects Infected Teeth, Surrounding Teeth, and Overall Health
When infection and damage reach the nerves located in the tooth’s pulp, the nerves become inflamed and painful. This places you in a precarious position because if the infection is left untreated, it can cause abscesses in the gums and jeopardize the health of other teeth. Bacteria can also access your blood stream and circulate to vital organs throughout the body, threatening your overall health.
Restorative Crowns Placed after Root Canal Therapy
To eliminate the infection, Dr. Tracy uses special tools to create a small entrance into the tooth’s inner chamber, where he removes the infection. The pulp is thoroughly cleaned, sterilized, and filled with a biocompatible material. Once the tooth has healed, you return for a final restorative prosthetic.
After root canal therapy, a tooth is fragile, and the doctor will protect and fortify it with a porcelain crown. Dr. Tracy takes an impression of the tooth using a 3D scanner, and a lab creates a crown with the same dimensions as the natural tooth. The porcelain color is also identically matched to surrounding teeth, for a restoration that is lifelike, translucent, and natural in appearance. Porcelain crowns are very durable and when cared for properly, they can last a lifetime.
Contact Dr. Von R. Tracy for Trusted Dental Services
If you are experiencing symptoms that may signal the need for a root canal, contact the dental office of Von R. Tracy, DDS. Dr. Tracy provides the tooth-saving treatment of root canal therapy to conserve your natural teeth and spare you the need for tooth replacements. Patients in Spokane and surrounding communities trust him to provide beautiful smiles through quality and gentle care.