Root Canal Therapy in Bellevue, WA

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More often than not, tooth pain interferes with enjoying daily activities. If you’ve been experiencing extreme tooth pain or were told you need a root canal during your last dental appointment, our team offers root canals in Bellevue to restore your smile. To learn more about our root canal therapy service or schedule your appointment for a root canal, please contact our office!

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What is a root canal?

A root canal is a procedure in which the infected pulp and nerve in the root of the tooth will be removed, cleaned and shaped, then filled and sealed. After this portion of the root canal is complete, a crown is placed on the tooth to protect it from further tooth infection and to restore its function. A root canal allows natural tooth preservation and is most similar to a tooth filling.

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How do I know if I need a root canal?

Root canal symptoms are similar to having a cavity. However, tooth pain is much more extreme and consistent. This tooth pain can come in the form of pain when chewing, applying pressure, or having sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. When you ignore this type of tooth pain, a tooth infection will likely develop. When a tooth infection occurs, there will also be swelling, potential bleeding, and tenderness of the gums near or around the tooth.

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Are root canals painful?

The root canal symptoms you experience are far more painful than getting a root canal done. Root canals ease tooth pain and can prevent tooth infection after being performed. During the root canal procedure, a local anesthetic will be applied to the tooth and area where the root canal is taking place. If anything, you’ll feel the pressure where the root canal is happening, but it is not painful.

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