Saving Your Smile with Root Canals in Seattle | General Dentistry
When a tooth is threatened by severe decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, a skilled dentist or endodontist must make a judgment call concerning the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal in Seattle is frequently the only way to save the tooth.
During a root canal in Seattle, the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is taken out. This tissue contains veins, arteries, and lymph vessels. Once the roots are removed and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material. The root canal is only the primary step in the complete tooth restoration. After the root canal, without a crown, the tooth will become dry and brittle. The last processes are the core build-up and crown.
At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we offer our patients strong, natural-looking dental crowns that blend flawlessly with the surrounding teeth. With proper oral hygiene and visits to your dentist, a tooth with a filled root can often function issue—free for the rest of a patient’s life.
At the Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we have been practicing dentistry since 1997. During that time we have seen hundreds of teeth saved by this effective dental procedure. Root canals in Seattle has a very high success rate, so feel assured that your procedure will go very well. Because teeth with infected pulp tissue often do not show warning signs, it is essential to have regular dental examinations. We can determine which, if any, teeth have infected roots. If the infection in the soft pulp tissue is left untreated, it can progress to a point where the tooth cannot be saved. Is it time for a comprehensive dental exam? Call our office at 206-720-0600.