Root Canals • Silverdale, WA

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Successful root canal therapy and the appropriate restoration can save a tooth for a lifetime!

Root Canal Procedure

A root canal is typically a simple procedure. If the nerves and blood vessels of a tooth have been damaged beyond repair, the tooth can be saved rather than extracted by performing root canal treatment. A crown or filling is placed on the tooth after the procedure is complete.

Why are Root Canals needed?

The pulp, the inside of each tooth, runs down through the root and provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth. If the pulp becomes injured it will die, and without treatment, eventually it will become infected. Deep cavities or cracked teeth are common causes of pulp death. These types of problems allow bacteria into the pulp, thus causing infection. The infection allows pus to build up at the root tip, forming an abscess that can cause damage to the bone around the teeth. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling may occur.

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COVID-19 Status Message

As of May 19th we are open for full-service, non-urgent dental treatment.

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the rest of the SDC team