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4501 NE 4th St # A
Renton,WA 98059
Phone: 425-226-9770
Fax: 425-687-9188

23040 Pacific Highway South
Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone: 206-878-3111
Fax: 206-824-2600

Root Canal Treatment

It is a field of dentistry that treats the root canal system. When decay extends to the pulp or the nerve inside the tooth, the person almost always experiences spontaneous throbbing pain. The pain increases at night and is aggravated with cold & sweet foods. The Dentist relieves the pain and pressure symptoms by treating the root canal system which houses the tooth nerve or pulp.

Treatment begins with profound anesthesia. The tooth nerve is removed, canals are cleaned and filled with a bio-inert material.

Following a root canal treatment, the tooth is fragile due to insults from decay and mechanical instrumentation and is prone to fracture. Overtime color changes are also observed. To protect the tooth from fracture your dentist will advise a crown. Sometimes depending upon the amount of tooth structure that is lost, a post (a metal or a glass fiber pin) will need to be placed for added retention of the crown. To learn more please call our office today.

Dr Baljinder S Buttar, DDS Fellow of American
General Dentistry

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