Root Canals

Do you have a severely damaged tooth? Root canals to the rescue!

Damaged teeth x-ray view. Medically accurate tooth 3D illustration of why a patient might need a root canal.
 

What Is a Root Canal?

The best way to save a tooth.

A root canal repairs a badly decayed or infected tooth that otherwise would need to be extracted. When a tooth's enamel has been damaged, it cannot protect your tooth from bacteria. Eventually, the infection will reach the vulnerable tooth root, the pulp, and cause inflammation and possibly pain.

During a root canal procedure, Dr. Giesy will remove the damaged nerve and pulp inside the tooth, sterilize it, and seal it.

Then, he will protect and cover the weakened tooth with a durable, natural-looking tooth restoration - a custom-crafted crown. In the end, the tooth is saved and restored to full function and strength!

 

Why Do Our Patients Choose Root Canals?

They offer benefits we know you want!

Virtually Painless

A root canal stops your tooth from hurting! Dr. Giesy uses cutting-edge technology and his expert training to make the procedure quick and comfortable.

 
Saves Money

Root canals save you from the additional expenses of getting a tooth extraction and replacing the missing tooth with dentures, bridges, or dental implants. Additionally, root canals are covered by most insurance plans, saving you out-of-pocket costs.

 
Beautiful Results

A root canal is usually completed with tooth-colored fillings or a custom crown. This not only will restore the strength of your tooth but allow it to blend in beautifully with your own natural teeth!

 

Why Choose Giesy Family & Implant Dentistry for a Root Canal?

Many people experience anxiety at the thought of a root canal. We understand! A root canal requires precise dentistry and technical excellence along with a dental team who is quick to respond to your emotional cues. We want to assure you that you've found the right dentist and team!

Dr. Giesy is a highly-experienced dentist with many hours of training in advanced dentistry. Because of his outstanding skills and knowledge, he is a sought-after speaker and instructor by other dentists.

Our team is dedicated to the comfort of our patients, and we offer amenities and treatments to help keep you relaxed throughout your visit, such as:

  • Nitrous oxide and IV sedation dentistry
  • Massage chairs
  • Neck pillow and blankets
  • Noise-canceling headphone
  • Movies and TV
 

‘‘Needed to get a root canal and crown on a broken tooth before an international trip. Start to finish the entire procedure (root canal, temp crown, permanent crown) was accomplished expeditiously and pain-free. A tip of the cap to Dr. Giesy and the entire office.

~ Ba B., (5-Star Google Review)

FAQs About Root Canals

Get the answers below.

Even though a tooth may be infected, some patients may never experience any pain. It doesn't mean the tooth is not at risk!

The inflammation is damaging the underlying bone and tissue and will eventually need to be treated. As with any dental problem, catching it early and fixing it means more conservative and less costly treatment. Dr. Giesy will only recommend root canal treatment after a thorough examination indicates that it is necessary.

Saving your natural teeth is always the better option!

A root canal removes only the diseased part of the tooth without damaging roots and sensitive gum tissues. Once it's completed with fillings or a restoration, you will have the full use of your tooth back.

A tooth extraction requires removing the tooth. In turn, you would want to replace the missing tooth with a bridge or implant, which needs more time, money, and possibly damaging the surrounding teeth and gums.

Yes, it can. A root canal will only be performed when the damage is repairable and the tooth can be saved.

There are times when a root canal would not work, such as when:

  • The tooth is too severely damaged
  • The tooth is not worth preserving (e.g. it's a wisdom tooth)
  • The root is cracked
  • Advanced gum disease has loosened the tooth

Contact Us About Root Canal Treatment

If you are in pain, we can help! Call us today.

Other family dentistry services:

  • Socket Preservation
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning
  • VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening
  • Gum Disease Treatment
 

Serving communities throughout Washington including:

  • Tacoma
  • Ruston
  • Spanaway
  • Gig Harbor
  • Lakewood
  • University Place
  • Fircrest
  • Olympia
  • Puyallup
  • Federal Way
  • Fife
  • Port Orchard