Root Canals in Medford, OR
Fix Painful Toothaches & Restore Health To Your Smile.
What’s a Root Canal?
When a cavity is small, bacteria and decay are contained to the outermost layer of the tooth. As a cavity grows, the decay advances deeper into the tooth, leading to a very painful toothache and infection.
A root canal removes decay from deep within the tooth, stops any infection, and relieves bad toothaches. By performing a root canal, Dr. Catt can help you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible, avoiding the need for an extraction and implant.
While most root canals are the result of untreated decay, injuries and accidents can crack teeth, too. This allows bacteria to spread deep inside the tooth. So if you’ve broken a tooth in a car accident or while eating, get it checked out.
The sooner the better!
Dr. Catt has helped hundreds of patients restore the look, function, and health of their smiles.
Following a root canal, we often recommend a dental crown to restore the look, shape, and function of your tooth. It also makes the tooth stronger, too!
Our dental crowns are…
- Durable enough to last for years
- Resistant to staining and chipping
- Made from tooth-colored non-toxic materials
- Custom-made just for you
Best of all, there are no goopy impressions at our office! We use a high-tech digital scanner to create a picture-perfect image of your mouth and design your finished crown.
Need a crown fast? We offer next-day crowns (NDC) to fit your busy schedule.
What to Expect From a Root Canal
Dr. Catt will explain the procedure and make sure you’re comfortable and fully numb before getting started.
Dr. Catt will remove any sign of decay or infection. He’ll then seal and fill the remaining tooth structure.
After you heal, we can plan for your crown, making a model of your mouth and sending it to a local dental lab.
When your crown is ready, we’ll invite you back to our office to bond your crown securely in place.
About Dr. Catt
Dr. Catt believes his personalized service and commitment to helping people of all ages helps improve their dental health.
Taking a gentle, friendly, and health-first approach, Dr. Catt utilizes the latest equipment and dental techniques. He’s known throughout Medford for his skill and chairside manner.
If you’ve been told you need a root canal or tooth extraction by another dentist, contact us. Dr. Catt will help you make the right choice for your dental health.
“Dr. Catt and his staff are wonderful! They are professional and kind and they go above and beyond in making their patients comfortable. You can tell they really care about their patients. I highly recommend!”
– Cathy B.