Root Canal Therapy in Seattle, WA
While root canal therapy may sound intimidating, there’s actually nothing to fear. It’s a common procedure that provides toothache relief and preserves your natural tooth. At Reen Chung, DDS, Dr. Chung performs gentle root canal therapy and aims to make your procedure as comfortable as possible.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
Wondering if you have an infected tooth? People experience different symptoms for an abscessed tooth, but if you have one or more of the following you may have an infection.
- Tooth pain (ranging from a dull ache to sharp pain)
- Tooth sensitivity
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Swollen gums
- Bitter, salty taste in mouth
- Bad breath (Halitosis)
If you notice any of these signs, we recommend that you schedule an in-office consultation so that our experienced dentist can examine your tooth. Even if a root canal isn’t necessary, there may be another dental problem causing these symptoms.
The Root Canal Procedure
Before the procedure begins, we completely numb the area. If you have dental anxiety, we can also give you laughing gas to help you feel relaxed while we work. We make a small opening in the top of your infected tooth and gently remove the infected pulp inside. After the damaged pulp is gone, we clean the tooth and seal the opening with a tooth-colored filling or dental crown to prevent future infection.
Root Canal Cost
The cost of a root canal depends on your unique situation. After your consultation, we’ll provide you with an accurate cost estimate and go over our flexible financial options. When it comes to your dental health, we do our best to help you fit the dental care you need into your budget!