A root canal is the removal of tissues and/or nerves, damaged by periodontal disease or traumatic injury. Though often thought of with some measure of trepidation, a root canal is often the most efficacious manner of dealing with pain and swelling as a direct result of bacterial or traumatic tooth decay. Should this tooth decay be allowed to persist, the infection may lead to the loss of the tooth and damage to the surrounding gums.
Using various pain-minimizing options, Dr. Eric Berkner and the professional team here at your Oregon City Dentist, Ponderosa Dental Arts can carefully and thoroughly remove this damaged tissue, and seal the affected tooth or teeth to prevent the intrusion of any additional harmful bacteria. Under our expert care, this procedure need be no more invasive than an average filling. We can utilize a wide variety of sedation options to ensure you stay relaxed and pain-free throughout the process.