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Root Canal

Pure Dental Arts – 1503 Queen Anne Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109

Definition of a Root Canal

In simple terms, a root canal is a procedure to remove the nerve and blood vessels that are inside the root of your tooth. The empty space left behind is thoroughly cleaned with special chemicals to kill off all bacteria. The space is then filled with a rubber filling material.

Root canals are needed for several reasons

You have a large cavity that is invading the internal blood vessels and nerve of the tooth, and there is a bacterial infection of those tissues. This may or may not hurt, and is diagnosed by looking at x-rays.

You have a tooth that is very painful because the nerve is dysfunctional–can be due to trauma, deep decay (see above), or, in some rare cases, there may not be a discernable cause.

You have a tooth that is “dead,” i.e. the nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth are dead and necrotic, literally rotting away inside the tooth. Tooth may or may not be hurting. This dead material needs to be removed via root canal procedure, because if we leave it behind, you may develop a massive infection at some point which can be life threatening.

Modern Root Canals are Comfortable and Safe

Root canals are one of the longer procedures. We often schedule 1.5-2 hours, although sometimes it can be completed faster. In some rare cases we may choose to break the root canal up into several appointments. How long it takes depends on the anatomy of the tooth, and other factors like infection etc.

Due to advances in anesthesia and sedation, we are happy to say that root canals are no longer a painful procedure. In fact many of our patients report it being a pleasant, albeit, longer procedure. To find out if you need a root canal, contact Pure Dental Arts today.

Easy Ways To Get Started

If you’d like to see the difference that gentle, personalized oral health care can make for you and your family, please contact our office in Queen Anne (Seattle) WA. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you and welcome you to our family

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Call (206) 486-8600 to schedule your initial consultation with our team.

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Flexible Payment Options

In addition, we also work with third party companies that can help you finance your dental treatment with convenient and affordable payment plans. We accept payment through Care Credit and Lending Club Solutions.

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Most insurance accepted

We accept and are in network with most major PPO insurances. If you provide us with your insurance info, our staff can verify it. Insurance plans change frequently, so we’re constantly updating our coverage.

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Pure Dental Arts in Seattle, WA

Pure Dental Arts
1503 Queen Anne Ave North.
Seattle, WA 98109

Contact Us

Phone: (206) 486-8600

Office Hours

  • Monday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • Tuesday: 10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Wednesday: 10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Thursday: 10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Friday: 7.30am – 4:00pm

Contact Us: If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our Seattle dentist office by phone or via our convenient online contact form.
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