Murphy's Corner Dental
2003 132nd St. S.E., Suite G
Everett, WA 98208
425-337-1700
info@murphyscornerdental.com


  

endodontics

Endodontics

Murphy's Corner Dental  is proud to offer our patients the latest in root canal therapy. A root canal is a procedure that extracts decayed pulp from the central part of the tooth, reshapes the canal and replaces it with strengthened filler that Dr. Stockwell chooses.

A common misconception is that a root canal is a painful procedure and that is not true at Murphy's Corner Dental. Actually, root canals are similar to having a cavity filled, producing minimal pain.

There are a number of reasons Dr. Stockwell may believe a root canal is necessary, including:

  • Inflamed/infected tooth pulp
  • Severe sensitivity to hot and cold elements
  • Tooth decay
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • A blow to the tooth
  • Swelling or tenderness near the infected tooth
  • Repeated dental procedures on a tooth

If left untreated, these problems can lead to severe tooth decay reaching the root of the tooth, causing extensive damage to the tooth structure. When the damage goes beyond what can be treated with a filling, Murphy's Corner Dental can perform a painless root canal to preserve the tooth and retain its original integrity. Dr. Stockwell is the area's expert in root canal therapy and can be reached at 425-337-1700.

At Murphy's Corner Dental you can expect the procedure to involve the following steps:

  • The patient undergoes anesthesia.
  • A dental dam is used to isolate the tooth.
  • The tooth is opened to allow for removal of infected or dead dental pulp.
  • The tooth is comprehensively cleaned, including any cracks and canals.
  • With special tools, the doctor reshapes the canals.
  • The tooth is filled again with cutting edge biocompatible filling material.
  • A temporary covering is used to cover the access opening
  • Following a recovery period, the patient will return for the placement of a permanent restoration.

We will work with each patient individually to discuss the details of your treatment and any possible alternatives. Our top priority at Murphy's Corner Dental is to provide you with the highest standard of care.