Limited Endodontics in Salem, OR

Limited Endodontics in Salem, OR

Root canal surgery is performed when the nerve or pulp of your teeth gets inflamed due to infection, decay, or injury. The condition may lead to immense pain and swelling, which is why you must seek immediate relief. We will prepare you for a root canal treatment to prevent the infection from spreading to the remaining teeth and save your teeth from extraction. 

Why Do I Need a Root Canal Treatment? 

Tooth pain is the most common sign suggesting you may need a root canal treatment. The intensity of such pain may be mild to severe. The pain becomes excruciating, especially when biting down on food. 

Other signs and symptoms that you may need a root canal are bleeding from your teeth and gums, sensitivity to hot foods, and tender gums. 

How is Root Canal Performed? 

We will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area of the treatment. We will also place a dental dam to isolate the teeth from the others and keep them dry throughout the procedure. 

Using a small dental tool, we will create an opening on the top portion of your teeth to access inside them. 

We will use small files and clean the damaged pulp thoroughly. We will also shape the inner chamber of your teeth and irrigate it with water to remove the pulp or infection. Using an antimicrobial solution, we will kill the remaining bacteria and cut off all the risks of further infections. 

After cleaning the chamber, we will dry it and fill a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. This step is performed to close the opening of your teeth. 

Within a couple of weeks, we will place a permanent crown on the top of the treated teeth. In some cases, we will also place a small supporting post inside the root chamber to make this crown more stable. 

What Happens After the Procedure? 

After your root canal surgery, you may feel some pain and swelling. We will prescribe some painkillers to manage the pain. You can use an ice pack to reduce the swelling in your mouth. Avoid eating hard foods for two days after the surgery. 

It is essential to take proper care of your gums and teeth. Ensure that you maintain an oral care routine. It includes brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, particularly after meals. Visit our clinic every six months for dental cleanings so that we remove the accumulation of plaque and tartar and prevent tooth infection and decay. 

Please reach out to Cascade Dental Group in Salem, OR, to consult with our Dentists in Salem OR, Dr. Dahl and Dr. Coulombe. Please call us at (503) 399-0724 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.


1296 Commercial St SE, Suite 102, Salem, OR 97302

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MON Closed

TUE - WED 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

THU - SAT 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

SUN Closed

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