Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

Are You Seeking Relief from a Painful or Sensitive Tooth?

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

Teeth have roots that extend below the gum line
Healthy Tooth
Teeth have a pulp of nerves and vessels at their core
Tooth Anatomy
Tooth decay can allow an infection to occur in the pulp of the tooth
Inflammation
Root canal therapy involves the removal of infected tissues
Cleaned Canals
Root canals are cleaned and then filled
Filling Placed
The tooth can then be restored after the root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Call Lakeside Endodontics Phone Number 425-357-8747 for more information or to make an appointment.

Lakeside Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 59 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by Sharon K

Very nice staff and doctor. The procedure went very well and painless.

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Patient Review by Mark W

A very relaxed and personable experience from check in to discharge. Would recommend this Endodontics clinic to anyone. My personal dentist was highly impressed with their skills and expertise.

- Mark W

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Patient Review by Eugene R

Wonderful experience with Dr. Etemadi . It was 100% pain free procedure.

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Best experice with Dr.Etemadi

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Patient Review by Alan H

Pain free treatment. Great Dr and staff

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Patient Review by Suzanne T

Fabulous experience and extremely satisfied!! Such lovely staff!!

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Patient Review by Kit s

This was one of the best experiences I have had at a medical facility, the staff was patient and kind, and Dr. Etemadi's bedside manner was impeccable! Thank you for a stress free procedure!

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Patient Review by Chris B

Loved the Dentist's kindness and no pain

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Patient Review by Linda W

Best dental experience I've ever had!

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Patient Review by Dennis J

Wonderful exprince with Dr. Etemadi and his team

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Patient Review by Charles L

Excellent experience

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Patient Review by Bridget S

Amazing staff and doctors make a not so nice procedure extremely comfortable and easy!!

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Patient Review by Stephen B

Thank you very much. You guys where great.

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Patient Review by Jon R

Made it easy. Great care

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Patient Review by Deb C

Rene was wonderful and even held my hand thru anesthesia - so much needed. Dr. Etemadi explained everything and always checked on my status. Great care. Highly recommend.

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Patient Review by Britt P

The staff and doctor were absolutely amazing!

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Patient Review by Norman H

wonderful experience with Dr. Etemadi

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Patient Review by Sean B

The procedure could not have been smoother. I highly recommend dr etemadi.

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Patient Review by Lisa G

I can honestly say it was a pleasure (and a relief) to have care from this wonderful team.

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Patient Review by Robin H

This was the best experience I had!

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