Root Canals

The myth about root canals is that they are a difficult and stressful procedure, but we want to put it to rest.

The most important thing for you to know is that root canals don’t cause pain; they relieve it. And with updated technology, techniques, and sedation options, you never have to fear a root canal again.

Trust Experience and Friendly Patient Care

When you’re facing a procedure like a root canal, it’s important to know that you’re being treated by skilled professionals who really care about you and your needs. At the office of Andrew Cole DDS, we see you as the unique person you are, and we respect your concerns. Every time you visit, we will welcome you like a member of our family and treat you with the undivided, attention you deserve.

Root canals are an effective and necessary treatment that often means the difference between saving a tooth and losing it to decay or infection. But dental technology and procedures have come a long way in recent years, and having a root canal is probably a lot easier than you think.

In fact, many patients who have had root canal treatment at our Chehalis dental practice describe it as being no more complicated than having a tooth filled. Dr. Cole and our team are highly trained in root canal therapy and will work carefully to make sure that you have a positive, comfortable experience.

Why Root Canals are Necessary

When a tooth is severely decayed, an infection can develop in the innermost part of your tooth that houses nerves and blood vessels that keep the tooth alive. You will likely experience severe pain, and the only way to provide relief and preserve the tooth is with root canal therapy.

During a root canal procedure, Dr. Cole expertly removes infected material inside the tooth using state-of-the-art rotary endodontics. The tooth will be disinfected and the space filled with a pliable material. In most cases, we will prescribe an antibiotic to destroy any lingering infection.

It is always best if we have the time to incorporate procedures like root canal therapy into a comprehensive treatment plan. But there are often instances where we need to perform a root canal on an emergency basis to relieve your pain.

Dr. Cole and our team work with apprehensive patients all the time, and in most cases, all we need to do is provide comfort, reassurance, and gentle treatment. But we are also pleased to offer oral sedation and nitrous oxide so you can choose to drift off peacefully during your procedure.

Please Contact Our Office

Our goal is to do everything possible to preserve your natural teeth by keeping them healthy. If you postpone having a root canal, you are putting your oral health in jeopardy because there’s a good chance you will lose the tooth.

If you think you may need a root canal and have been putting off treatment because of stress or worry about the procedure, please contact our Chehalis dental practice. We will do everything to make your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.