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At Light Dental Studios, many of our doctors have been through advanced courses to perform root canal procedures including on molars which tend to have more canals and other complexities.

Root Canals

Endodontic treatment, more commonly known as root canal therapy, is necessary when the pulp of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected.

The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes such as deep decay, or a crack or chip in the tooth, with proper care; an endodonctically treated tooth will function normally for years to come.


How did my tooth get infected?

The two most common causes of infection in the pulp are deep cavities and fractured or broken teeth. Both expose the pulp to bacteria that live in saliva. These bacteria, which are always present in your mouth, can cause an infection that can kill the pulp. Without treatment, the pus from the infection can eventually gather down at the root tip and pass into the jaw bone, causing an abscess (a pus pocket). The abscess can then damage the bone that surrounds the tooth. The resulting pressure inside the bone and ligaments surrounding the tooth can cause excruciating pain, and left untreated, can even be life threatening.

You may have realized that you had an infected tooth because it was sensitive to hot and cold, was swollen and painful, or had given you a bad taste in your mouth. On the other hand, you may have been completely unaware that you had an infection because you experienced no symptoms at all.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Moderate to severe lingering toothache pain when drinking hot or cold liquids or foods.

  • Moderate to severe pain when biting on a tooth

  • Sensitivity to tapping or pressure on the tooth

  • Toothache that wakes you up in the middle of the night

  • A pimple on your gum that may release pus or blood

  • Radiating pain from one area of the mouth to another






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Our Tacoma Mall Blvd. office provides the highest quality dental care at all levels. Our dentists focus on your comfort while applying the latest methods and technology in professional dental care. Contact our Tacoma Mall Blvd. Light Dental Studios office today!






Light Dental Studios of Tacoma Mall Blvd

Address: 5225 Tacoma Mall Blvd # E104, Tacoma, WA 98409

Phone: (253) 474-3223

tacomamallblvd@lightdentalstudios.com


Office Hours

Monday: 8AM-5PM
Tuesday: 8AM-5PM
Wednesday: 8AM-5PM
Thursday: 8AM-7PM
Friday: 8AM-2PM

Sleep Appliance Appointments Available Tues-Thurs 8AM-5PM



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Our friendly & experienced Tacoma dental team can sit with you to go over some of the treatment options you may need. Come visit our Tacoma dentists' office today!

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