What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a part of endodontics, the branch of dentistry focused on treating the inner portion of your tooth that consists of your tooth nerves and dental pulp. When this area becomes damaged or infected, the tooth can eventually die and need to be removed. At Lake City Way Dental Center, we want to save your smile and prevent this from occurring. Root canal treatment allows us to restore the health and structure of your smile. We may suggest root canal treatment if you have:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Swollen gums
  • Increased teeth sensitivity
  • Darkened or discolored teeth

How is a root canal done?

Root canal treatment generally takes one or two visits to our dental office. Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, our practiced dentist, will first numb the area with anesthesia before opening the tooth and removing all infection and damage. The inside of your tooth is then filled with a durable, rubber-like material and sealed with a dental filling or dental crown. If you are interested in learning more about root canals in Seattle, Washington, we invite you to contact our dental office today and schedule your appointment. We hope to hear from you soon!