Root Canal Treatment

Kennewick Dentist for Root Canal Treatments

If you’re looking for a Kennewick dentist for root canal treatments, then Mathews Dental can help.

Root Canal Treatments

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.Root canals are needed when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected or dies. At Mathews dental you can expect a few things during this procedure. First, Dr. Mathews will numb the area to prevent discomfort. Then he will make an opening through the top of the tooth down into the pulp chamber. Dr. Mathews will then use a dental file will be used to carefully clean the infected area and shape the canals to receive the filling material. Finally, he will fill the tooth and close it with a temporary restoration. If the tooth is severely broken Dr. Mathews may have to build up with a post and core and finally cement a crown.

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal

There are a few symptoms that mean you might need a root canal:

  • Severe pain while chewing or biting
  • Pimples on the gums
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Deep decay or darkening of the gums

Frequently Asked Questions

Patients are often curious how long a root canal takes to finish. They can generally expect one or two appointments of about 90 minutes each.

At the first appointment, the infected nerve tissue is removed and the tooth dressed. This usually alleviates any pain from the tooth. On the second visit the root canal is cleaned, disinfected, shaped, measured and filled to prevent any further infection.

Find a Kennewick dentist near you

Call or book an appointment online for our Kennewick dentist office today and schedule an appointment for a root canal. Our kennewick dental office is located on Clearwater Avenue.


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