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
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 61 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review by Lisa G

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

- Lisa G

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Patient Review by Robin H

This was the best experience I had!

- Robin H

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Patient Review by Kristi C

I am a nervous dental patient and had gone through a bad experience at another location a few days earlier. Coming here was the best experience ever. From the moment I spoke with staff on the phone to schedule my appointment, I felt respected and heard. The office is beautiful and comfortable, the quality of care from Dr. Etemadi was top-notch and he performed the root canal quickly and painlessly. At the end of the procedure I was offered a hot lemon fresh towel served on a pretty glass dish. It was a nice finishing touch. I highly recommend Dr. Etemadi and would definitely return should the need arise.

- Kristi C

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Patient Review by Hoosik shahbazian

My visit was very nice and staff made me feel very comfortable. Dr Etemadi was superb and very reassuring. If I ever need a similar dental work I will for sure come back and do my procedure at this office

- Hoosik shahbazian

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Patient Review by Rich B

The root canal was better than fillings I've had before

- Rich B

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Patient Review by Nancy W

I almost fell asleep both times I was here. Excellent work and none to hardly any pain with shots. I've never been more impressed than I have with this doctor, office and staff. Thank you very much,

- Nancy W

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Patient Review by Gail M

I am so thankful to be accomodated in the scheduling to finish a root canal before leaving on a mission trip. I am one of those people where things don't always go as planned so I was glad to have a little time between my procedure and my trip. Dr. Etemadi is very compassionate and kind.

- Gail M

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Patient Review by Corinna L

The doctor and staff is so incredible. I am hard to numb and the doctor took the time and I felt absolutely NO pain. I will definitely come back again if I ever need care again.

- Corinna L

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Patient Review by Kelly M

Lakeside Endodontics was amazing! Will be back again if I need any more root canals. Thanks for the great service Dr. Etemadi & staff!

- Kelly M

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Patient Review by May K

Excellent staff and service!!!

- May K

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Patient Review by Melissa C

Thank you so much. Very easy to talk to the doctor, sensitive to my needs/fears. Excellent care!

- Melissa C

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Patient Review by Heather C

Pain free procedure- I never felt a thing, not even the promised "pinch" while receiving the shots! Staff could not have been more courteous or professional. Thank you!!

- Heather C

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Patient Review by Todd T

Thanks Great job ,,,

- Todd T

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Patient Review by Chris S

Amazing Care and amazing staff. Highly recommend

- Chris S

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Patient Review by Susie L

I would recommend to all!

- Susie L

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Patient Review by Givanna B

Such a great experience! Saw me right away, the staff was amazing and compationate the entire time. The Dr.talked me through every step and made me feel at ease the entire procedure

- Givanna B

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Patient Review by Rhiannon W

Didnt hurt at all.

- Rhiannon W

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Patient Review by Bill H

A friendly, reassuring staff that made a procedure you never want as painless as possible

- Bill H

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Patient Review by Brenda M

I have had many root canals in the past. The injections and the procedure were pain free. Thank you

- Brenda M

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Patient Review by Dave B

Just what I want in a dentist pain

- Dave B

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