Root Canals

Our experienced Issaquah dentists provide precise and comfortable root canal therapy to save and restore damaged teeth

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Root Canals

Root canal therapy at Issaquah Dental Care goes beyond the conventional perception of dental procedures—it's a meticulous and compassionate approach to preserving the health and integrity of your natural teeth. Our experienced dental team understands the apprehension often associated with root canals, and we are committed to providing a comfortable and stress-free experience.

The need for a root canal typically arises when the soft tissue inside the tooth, known as the pulp, becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, trauma, or other dental issues. Rather than resorting to extraction, our skilled dentists opt for root canal therapy to save the tooth and eliminate the source of pain.

How Root Canals Work

The process begins with a thorough examination and diagnostic imaging to identify the extent of the infection. Once assessed, our dentists utilize modern techniques and anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. The infected pulp is carefully removed, and the interior of the tooth is cleansed and disinfected. To restore strength and function, the tooth is then sealed with a durable material and often capped with a custom-made dental crown.

Our commitment to patient well-being extends to the post-treatment phase, where we provide detailed care instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery. Root canal therapy at Issaquah Dental Care aims not only to alleviate pain but also to preserve your natural tooth, maintaining the integrity of your smile for years to come.

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The Benefits of Root Canals

Root canal treatment not only eliminates pain and infection but also saves your natural tooth, preventing the need for extraction and further dental procedures. With advancements in modern dentistry and our dentists' expertise, the root canal procedure is now more comfortable and efficient than ever before.

At Issaquah Dental Care, we prioritize your comfort and care throughout the entire root canal treatment process. Our compassionate team will ensure you are well-informed, answering any questions you may have and providing gentle and precise treatment. With our commitment to excellence and patient satisfaction, you can trust us to deliver top-quality root canal treatment to save and restore your tooth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a root canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure that involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from the inside of a tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the area, and then filling and sealing it.
Why might I need a root canal?
Root canals are typically needed when the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, cracks, chips, or trauma. The procedure is done to save the tooth from extraction.
How do I know if I need a root canal?
Common signs that you may need a root canal include severe toothache, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling or tenderness in the gums, and discoloration of the tooth.
Is a root canal a painful procedure?
Modern techniques and anesthesia make root canals relatively comfortable. Patients may experience some soreness after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
How long does a root canal procedure take?
The duration of a root canal depends on the complexity of the case. On average, the procedure takes one to two hours. Additional appointments may be necessary for restoring the tooth with a crown.
What happens during a root canal?
The dentist will numb the area, create an opening in the tooth, remove the infected pulp, clean the canals, fill them with a biocompatible material, and seal the tooth. In many cases, a crown is placed to restore the tooth's strength and appearance.
Is there an alternative to a root canal?
The primary alternative to a root canal is tooth extraction. However, extracting a tooth can lead to other dental issues and may require additional treatments like dental implants or bridges.
How long does a root canal last?
With proper care, a tooth that has undergone a root canal can last a lifetime. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene are essential for long-term success.
Is there anything I should do after a root canal?
After a root canal, it's important to follow any post-operative instructions provided by your dentist. You may be prescribed pain medication, and you should avoid chewing on the treated tooth until it's fully restored with a crown.
Will my tooth look and feel normal after a root canal?
Yes, with a properly placed crown, your tooth should look and feel natural. The crown will restore the tooth's strength and appearance.
Does insurance cover the cost of a root canal?
Many dental insurance plans cover a portion of the cost of a root canal. Our staff can assist in verifying insurance coverage and discussing any out-of-pocket expenses.
Can I drive home after a root canal?
In most cases, you should be able to drive yourself home after a root canal. However, if you receive sedation, you may need someone to drive you.

Disclaimer: Please note that the provided information above is based on general knowledge, and it's always recommended to consult with our dentists at Issaquah Dental Care for personalized advice and recommendations regarding your or your child's specific dental needs and conditions. For any questions or concerns, please call our Issaquah dentist office at (425) 557-6453.

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