Infections in the teeth are not only painful; they can be dangerous. Bacteria inside the tooth can spill out through the root and enter into the bloodstream. Once there, it can travel throughout the body and cause serious health issues. Infections can often be treated with a root canal. This is a procedure that removes the infection by removing the pulp, shaping the canals, and disinfecting the entire interior of the tooth. A special material is placed inside the tooth to seal the canals, and the tooth is capped with a crown. With a root canal, we can help to restore the health of your mouth and prevent the need for a tooth extraction.
When your mouth has been affected by oral health issues, restorative dentistry procedures can help to improve its health and give you back your beautiful smile. For more information, and to schedule your appointment, call Lake Sammamish Family Dentistry today at (425) 392-3900.