Help, I have tooth pain! Do I need a root canal? | General Dentistry | Snohomish, WA

relief of painA root canal in your tooth can become infected due to a cavity or fracture that allows in bacteria.  When a root canal becomes infected it can die.  At this point you will begin to feel pain and pressure in and around the infected tooth.  According to Dr. Ted Haines of Snohomish, WA this is your first sign that you will need one of the most common procedures in general dentistry, root canal therapy.  Without treatment the infection spreads and could lead to tooth loss.

What is root canal therapy?

When the damaged pulp in the root canal of the tooth is cleaned out of all the diseased pulp and the canal is reshaped.  Next, the canal is filled with material to prevent re-contamination of the tooth.  Lastly, the tooth is permanently sealed with a post or crown.

A root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits.  Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!

If you are experiencing tooth pain and feel you might have an infected root canal, contact Dr. Ted Haines at (360) 568-8577 or visit our website.

Dr. Ted Haines also proudly serves Monroe, Lake Stevens, Everett, Mill Creek, Woodenville, and surrounding areas.

Restorative Dentistry Treatment Options | Snohomish, WA

crownsDr. Ted Haines of Snohomish, WA is proud to offer the best in cosmetic and restorative dentistryDr. Ted Haines believes in overall wellness and in making a personal connection with each patient, so that he can offer the best custom treatment plan for each individual.

Learning your personal history, your present condition of oral health and wellness and your future expectations helps to establish which type of treatment options are right for you; whether it is preventative care, esthetic treatments or restorative dentistry.

Dr. Ted Haines has an array of cosmetic, restorative and general dental treatment options are unsurpassed. The following is just an example of some of the treatment options available:

  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Bonding
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Gum Disease Therapy
  • Restorative Fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Dentures and partials

Dr. Ted Haines is committed to ensuring your optimal oral health and well-being.  Schedule an appointment today for a comprehensive exam and start on the road to a healthier, beautiful smile. Contact Dr. Ted Haines at (360) 568-8577 or visit our website.

Dr. Ted Haines also proudly serves Monroe, Lake Stevens, Everett, Mill Creek, Woodenville, and surrounding areas.