Root Canals and Endodontics in Walla Walla, WA

Endodontic therapy, often referred to as root canal therapy, may be suggested to restore teeth that are significantly damaged or decayed. Root canal therapy is, in most cases, a preferred alternative to tooth extraction because it allows you to keep the natural tooth and does not require the placement of a tooth in the future. Dr. Sullivan may recommend root canal therapy for one or more of these reasons:

  • Decay has reached the pulp of the tooth
  • An infection or abscess has developed
  • The tooth has recently been traumatized or injured

Root canal therapy is often a pain-free procedure thanks to local anesthetic. Typically, root canal therapy will require just two visits to our office in Walla Walla. Following the therapy, Dr. Sullivan will place a dental crown over the tooth for protection. To learn more about root canal therapy or your other treatment options, please contact our office today.