Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

tooth after endodontic treatmentWhat happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Issaquah Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 12 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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Overall excellent experience. Everyone on the staff was was friendly and welcoming; both on the phone and in person. Office staff was very accommodating and went the extra mile to speak directly to my dentist to coordinate a future procedure in their office with a specific dental appointment which required a particular time interval in between. Dr. Gabel is excellent and knowledgeable and has garnered the highest respect from the dental community, yet was extremely kind and compassionate as was the treatment room staff. Honestly, this is the gold standard for what every patient experience should be from the initial contact to followup communication after the visit. Many thanks to Dr. Gabel and the wonderful staff at Issaquah Endodontics!

- Gail P

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I’ve had a lot of dental work done by a lot of doctors These folks are the best Worth every penny

- Jasen B

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As a patient that has dental anxiety, i was very nervous about the idea of having a root canal. Dr. Roberts was amazing. She gave me all my options and thoroughly explained how each option would affect me. She gave me patience and time to decide the route I wanted to take. I ended up having the root canal procedure and am very thankful for her explanations throughout the entire treatment. I am so thankful to have found this office. I hope not to be back, but if I need a root canal, I will be. Thank you Dr. Roberts!

- Hilary W

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Awesome team, super friendly and efficient!

- Alec P

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The most incredible and welcoming staff, technicians and doctors. I came in with a throbbing tooth and miserable. When I left there was no more throbbing or pain. I want to thank you all for making me feel comfortable and I knew I was in the best hands. You all go above and beyond to make me as your patient feel like I am your top priority and did not leave any detail out. Issaquah Endodontics is amazing in every way!

- Susan S

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One of the best medical / dental experiences in my life. Everything about this experience from scheduling, to filling out paperwork, to setup, to actual root canal procedure, to check-out was first rate. Everyone was friendly and concerned about making the procedure "painless". This morning I rinsed after brushing my teeth without the searing pain from cold sensitivity for the first time in 4 days.

- Thomas H

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I have always had traumatic experiences getting work done. Could never get numb and for those reasons avoided going to get work done which created a high anxiety avoidance over dentistry. Went in for a root canal thinking I’d be traumatized yet again, but can say this was my first pain free dental experience ever! And I have had a lot of work done and seem many dentists since a child. Dr Gabel and his assistant were game changers. I think I can finally get back on track to good oral health. Seriously thank you!

- Jason B

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This was definitely the most comfortable I have been while having a root canal!! I darn near fell asleep, I was so relaxed. 🙂 Painless and quick, (single canal on a canine tooth) Dr. Bachman and his wonderful assistant, Yen, made sure I was comfortable during the procedure. Yen also took care of me before and after the procedure, offering bottled water and reading material while I waited for the Novacaine to take effect, and making sure I understood the aftercare plan. All the staff here are kind and professional, and care about their patients. They even called me the next day to check on me and make sure I was not having any trouble with my newly treated tooth. I recommend Issaquah Endodontics to anyone who needs a root canal, and will use them in the future if need be. Thanks, Issaquah Endodontics!

- DeAnna R

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Explanations so clear and excellent professional care!

- Nancy L

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Very painless, and Dr Bachman has a great chair side manner.

- Jeffrey W

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I was experiencing significant pain on Thanksgiving. I called the office the next day and although they were closed both Dr. Roberts and dental assistant, Kirstie, came in on their day off to provide the necessary treatment. Within an hour I was pain-free! They effectively completed the root canal with great kindness and care. I was able to spend the rest of the holiday weekend with my family. I am extremely grateful to them both for taking time from their own holiday to provide me the care I needed.

- Sheryl S

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Very professional and friendly,I would highly recommend them to all my friends and family.

- Leanna B

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