As our patients are living longer and longer, it’s really important to us that they keep their natural teeth. If a tooth becomes infected or abscessed, it becomes extremely painful and at risk of being lost. As opposed to extracting the tooth, we want to save it. A root canal in our Clarkston, WA office is designed to save an infected tooth so you can keep it—hopefully, for a lifetime!
One of the most common questions we get asked is, “Will a root canal hurt?” In the past, root canals have gotten a bad rap, but treatment itself really shouldn’t hurt. We will begin your root canal by making sure you are comfortable and quite numb. If at any time during the procedure you feel discomfort, you can wave your hand and we will get you more numb. With state-of-the-art techniques, we just don’t have many problems with patients experiencing pain during root canals.
Our dentists are both trained extensively in root canal therapy, and do a bulk of our root canal treatments in-office. In very severe cases, we work closely with an excellent specialist who we may refer you to. However, with Dr. Meyers’ and Dr. Folsom’s foundation of training, we are able to complete most root canals in our office with more than a 97% success rate.
“Getting someone out of pain is probably one of the best things you can do as a dentist. Someone who walks in with pain and leaves without it—that’s huge!”—Dr. Folsom
If you are looking for a highly-trained dentist who can help you with a root canal in Clarkston, WA, or Lewiston, Idaho, we can help! Please call Meyers-Folsom Dental Clinic to learn more today!