409 2nd St NE
Puyallup, WA 98372-3033

(253) 845-7611
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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canals, sometimes referred to as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure to save a tooth that is infected from extraction. Teeth sometimes become infected, for a variety of reasons, it could be because of cavities, cracks or fractures, large fillings, crowns, trauma, or extreme wear. In order to save the tooth and cure the infection, a Root Canal is the removal of the pulp, nerves and decay. Dr. Pak then fills the empty space inside the root and tooth with medicated filler restoring the tooth to its full function.

Without this form of Root Canal Therapy, the tooth would die and have to be removed. Removing teeth may seem like a simple option, but there are long term problems that come with that decision. It is best to save the natural structure whenever possible.

Root Canal Procedure

Root Canal Therapy does have some side effects. Mainly, the tooth is now weakened. With the strength of the tooth severely compromised, a crown is necessary. If a crown is not placed, the tooth can further decay to the point where the root canal must be re-done or, worse, the tooth must be removed.

Reasons For Root Canal Therapy

•  The tooth has decayed to the pulp.
•  There is Infection or Abscess inside the tooth.
•  There has been Injury or trauma to the tooth.
•  Extreme wear, possibly from tooth grinding.

Root Canal procedures are peformed by Dr. Pak or he may refer you to an endodontist. Ask us for more information at our Puyallup, WA office.

Family Dentist

409 2nd ST. NE
Puyallup, WA 98372

(253) 845-7611


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