Root canal therapy is the most common endodontic treatment and is typically recommended to restore a tooth after decay, infection or trauma due to injury have caused the dental pulp to become damaged or infected. Root canal treatment removes this damaged tooth tissue before it can cause the tooth to die and require an extraction.
When you receive a root canal treatment, our dentist will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth. We will then thoroughly clean the tooth and fill it with a medicated, biocompatible material to help prevent further infection. The tooth is then capped with a dental restoration (usually a dental crown) to restore its appearance and protect it from further damage. Most root canals can be completed in just one or two visits.
Root canals have a reputation for being painful and uncomfortable. However, thanks to advances in treatment techniques, technology and sedation dentistry, we are able to provide your treatment with minimal or no discomfort. Our goal is to provide you with care that is both comfortable and effective.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Han and learn more about root canal therapy in Bellevue, Washington, please call Newport Dental today at 425-641-5303.