Sunrise Dental -  - Dentist

Kunal Narang, DDS

Dentist located in Redmond, WA

Root Canals Specialist

If you’re experiencing toothache, swollen gums, or heightened sensitivity to hot and cold foods, you may need a root canal treatment. Dr. Kunal Narang of Sunrise Dental in Redmond, Washington, has more than a decade’s worth of experience in performing root canal procedures. He is an internationally-trained and highly-specialized endodontist whose goal is to minimize your pain and save your tooth whenever possible. If you’re in the greater Seattle area, please give our office a call or set up an appointment with Dr. Narang online.

Root Canals Q & A

What is a Root Canal?

The nerve and pulp inside a tooth can become infected, causing swelling in the surrounding tissue and pain in the tooth. Dr. Narang removes the damaged nerve and infected material from the root canal — the space inside the tooth — and seals it shut. Your tooth can function normally without the nerve. The only side effect is that you’ll lose sensitivity to hot and cold within that single tooth.

How Does a Tooth Get Infected?

There are several causes of inflammation within a tooth nerve — decay, trauma, a crack or chip in the tooth — and this can lead to bacteria growth that further damages the teeth and gums.  Sometimes a pus-filled abscess develops at the root of the tooth, causing pain and swelling that may spread from the gums into the face, neck, or head. An abscess can also cause bone loss in the jaw.

Why is a Root Canal Treatment Necessary?

It’s important to deal with the infected tooth quickly. If left untreated, the pain will worsen, the infection will spread, and you may sustain permanent damage to your jaw, affecting your overall bite. The tooth will almost certainly need to be extracted and you may need expensive bridge work to fill the gap. In order to minimize the damage — and bring relief from the pain — schedule an appointment with Dr. Narang as soon as you can.

What Does a Root Canal Procedure Involve?

Root canal treatment has a reputation for being painful, but undergoing the procedure is far less distressing than leaving the tooth to rot. Dr. Narang is one of a small percentage of dentists qualified as an endodontist, which means he is a specialist in the interior of the tooth, specifically the nerves, blood vessels, and pulp matter that need to be removed during a root canal treatment. He is committed to minimizing your discomfort and saving your damaged tooth.

After X-raying the infected area, Dr. Narang administers a local anesthetic and drills a tiny hole into your tooth. He cleans out the decayed tissue in the tooth cavity and the roots. He may put medication inside the tooth or give you antibiotics to get rid of any underlying infection. Once the root canal is clean, he fills it with dental filler and then caps your tooth with a crown for protection and to restore the look of your smile.

Insurance and Payment

Our office welcomes many types of dental insurance, and our insurance and payment coordinator will be happy to assist you in determining what type of benefits are available to you through your insurance plan. Payment arrangements for account balances are due at the time services are rendered, so please bring your insurance card with you to your first visit. We accept many forms of payment, including cash, checks, and major credit cards. You can also speak with our office administrator about flexible payment options available for major dental services.

If you have lingering questions concering the financial aspect of your visit, our office administrators are on-hand during our regular business hours to answer your questions and address your concerns.

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Words from our patients

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    "My whole family goes to Sunrise dental and we are so happy we found this place. Everyone is so friendly and profesional."

    Robert F.
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    "Dr. Kunal and his staff go above and beyond to make sure every time you come in for your visit you are met with the highest level of service."

    Duane J.
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    "Meticulous attention to detail, consistent professionalism and refined customer service combine for the most rewarding dental experience imaginable."

    Roger M.
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    "He is very professional doctor who gives patient the first priority. The dental treatment here is a very smooth experience and always very comforting."

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    "They are amazing team and exceptional group of people who take the best care of your oral hygiene without gimmicks!"

    Jason G.
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    "I've been seeing him for almost three years now, and I'd recommend him and the entirety of his staff to anyone."

    Collin A.
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    "They've impressed me every time I've gone in, and they will impress you too. There really shouldn't be any other choice for you."

    Kimara G.
Sunrise Dental
8309 165th Avenue Northeast, Suite 101
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-307-1317
Fax: (425) 307-1686
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