Root Canals & Crowns

General and Cosmetic Dentist located in Everett, WA

Root Canals & Crowns services offered in Everett, WA

A root canal treatment effectively saves an infected tooth and relieves your pain. At Care Dental in Everett, Washington, skilled dentists James S Lee, DDS, Sung-A Elizabeth Ro-Lee, DMD, and their compassionate team offer root canal treatment and crowns to strengthen your tooth and prevent tooth loss. Call the office or request an appointment online to learn more about root canal treatment and crowns today.

Root Canals & Crowns Q&A

What are root canal treatments and crowns?

Root canal treatment cleans out the pulp of an infected tooth to preserve its structure and prevent tooth loss. When the pulp deep inside your tooth becomes infected, it causes extreme pain. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue that help your tooth to develop. 

If bacteria enters your tooth due to advanced decay, a crack, or an injury, the pulp may develop an infection. During a root canal treatment, your dentist cleans out the infection and replaces it with a biocompatible substance. A crown caps off the tooth to protect it for the long-term. 

How do I know if I need root canal treatment?

If you have signs of a tooth infection, you should contact Care Dental immediately. The following symptoms suggest you may need root canal treatment to preserve your tooth:

  • Pain that worsens when biting down
  • Pimple-like sores on the gums
  • Darkened tooth
  • Red or darkened gum tissue
  • Heightened sensitivity to heat or cold, even after removal of the source
  • Cracked or chipped tooth

Get your tooth checked out right away if you have any of these symptoms. Early treatment can save the tooth and prevent extractions. 

What is it like to get root canal treatments and crowns?

Your root canal treatment and application of the subsequent crown takes at least two visits. 

At your first visit, your dentist performs the root canal treatment. They use an anesthetic to numb the treatment area to ensure your comfort. Then, they use special dental instruments to create a small hole in your tooth and thoroughly remove the pulp and all signs of infection. 

The tooth is filled with a biocompatible dental cement that fills in the space. Next, the dentist takes an impression of your tooth and sends it to a lab to fabricate your custom crown. You’re fitted with a temporary crown in the meantime.

When your permanent crown comes in, you come back to the office to have it cemented. 

If you need root canal treatment and a dental crown, call Care Dental or request an appointment online today.