Root Canals

Therapy to save your tooth and restore your smile.

Endodontics (Root Canals)

Removing infection for a healthier tooth and a healthier you.
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Root canals have the reputation of being a painful dental procedure. However at Cramer Dentistry, we like to be different, so we use modern technology and advanced skill to make your root canal pain-free. Our restorative dentist makes sure you are comfortable at all times and can offer sedation options if required.

So, why might you need root canal therapy? The most common cause is when the inside of your tooth becomes infected due to severe decay or trauma. If the infection is not removed it can lead to pain, sensitivity, and even tooth loss. The procedure can be completed in a single visit and the recovery time is minimal.

When you visit our dentists in Tumwater, WA for a root canal you know you are in good hands. We treat every patient like family, which means we explain every step of the treatment, answer your questions, and make you feel comfortable.

Successful root canals are long-lasting and are a conservative way to save the natural structure of your tooth. You’ll feel real benefits after you have experienced this fast and efficient procedure.

Learn more about how root canals are performed and the benefits below.

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Root Canal Therapy

What are the ins and outs of this restorative procedure?
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Comprehensive Exam

To begin, your experienced dentist assesses your tooth for damage, infection, and any other issues. If there is a need for a root canal then we will break down the treatment so you understand each step and we’ll answer all of your questions.

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Clean & Disinfect

We prep you for a root canal by numbing the tooth and the surrounding area. Your Tumwater dentists use special tools to clean away any decay and then remove the infection from the inside of the tooth (the pulp). He or she then reshapes the root canal to get it ready for a special resin.

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Seal & Protect

After the infection has been cleared away, your restorative dentist fills the remaining space with a special resin. This solidifies your tooth structure acting much like a regular dental filling. Your tooth is then restored to its natural function with a tooth-colored filling or crown to blend in with your smile.

Went in because I needed a crown... not fun but the team their made my time there very comfortable, even got to watch a movie and was offered a pillow & blanket! Super team! Thank you!
Nicole & Calvin E.
Nicole & Calvin E.
17:33 01 Jun 20
I had not had a cleaning in 5 or 6 years because I was at university and didn’t have dental coverage. My teeth were BAD with lots of tartar, and Sara did a very thorough job and took extra time out of her day to make sure they were in the best shape. She was very kind and made sure I was as comfortable as possible, and gave me some good advice to keep my overall treatment cost to a minimum. A very positive and non-judgemental experience, not really what I’m used to at the dentist. I would recommend this place to anyone!
Jeanette J.
Jeanette J.
23:36 06 Mar 20
I’m so thankful for Adam Cramer. I came to him in tears because my former dentist completely destroyed my bite, giving me periodic migraines and causing my teeth to shift in my mouth. He was kind and caring and set about to restore my bite. I’ll be forever grateful to him, his terrific assistants (especially Leslie) and his friendly and efficient front desk personnel. I highly recommend this office.
Chris White T.
Chris White T.
06:43 12 Nov 19
Clean office with friendly and professional staff. They are very straight forward and will allow you to consider your options for treatment without being pushy. The dental hygienist and dentist I saw were both awesome and listened really well. The receptionists were welcoming. I highly recommend this place if you've been looking for a dental office that's not just out for money.
Mojave D.
Mojave D.
04:30 10 Oct 19
Dr. Cramer and Staff are the best! We have ages 2-45 that see this dentist and the whole office is remarkable with us all. The office front end staff goes above and beyond each visit, our dental hygienist make real connections and remember activities are kids are involved with, they never shame us or perform work that is unnecessary AND they have a great orthodontist program - we couldn't be happier with this dental practice!!!
Kerri J.
Kerri J.
17:33 05 Jul 19
I have had 2 visits now one for me and one for my 2 yrs old son who knocked a tooth loose. And I am so glad I found these guys. They are quick and friendly and worked fast on my son so he was excited to be there and the assistant I had was friendly and efficient. The front desk went through my insurance and talked to me about pricing before asking to schedule everything so I knew what was coming.Highly recommend this office
Courtney T.
Courtney T.
20:35 05 Jun 19
The staff is very welcoming and friendly. I have dental anxiety and their good attitudes take the edge off my nervousness. I teased them about the affects of laughing gas because they are always smiling.
Marcy H.
Marcy H.
18:01 25 Apr 19
My experiences the past few years have been excellent at this office .The front desk is courteous and always greets you with a smile coming or going. The hygienists are personable and do their jobs well! I've had to make two emergency appointments to have crowns (done years ago at other offices) cemented back on. I truly appreciate the ability of the office to fit me in quickly and treat me with kindness. I highly recommed this office!
Amanda K.
Amanda K.
22:47 16 Feb 19
Cramer dentistry is amazing! From the second you walk in the door you are greeted by a professional friendly front desk staff. The hygienists really take the time to address your needs and concerns... Dr Cramer came highly recommended from our pediatric dentist. He is kind and caring and gives you very detailed information about the care of your teeth! His practice is fantastic and we wouldn’t use anyone else!
Dina B.
Dina B.
00:02 05 Feb 19
Nothing but professional! I am so happy I found them. If you’re looking for a great dental experience from the office staff, hygienist; love my Deanne 🥰 to dentist give them a call. You won’t be disappointed!
Robin T.
Robin T.
02:22 02 Feb 19
My entire family has gone here for years & they are the best! My children have never seen another dentist & we are so pleased with the care they receive!
Jessica P.
Jessica P.
04:19 05 Dec 18
I have been going here for years and love it. I recently brought my 1 year old in for his first appointment and everyone was so fantastic with him! My husband is planning on switching over to Cramer and Bond Dentistry as well.
Kaylene G.
Kaylene G.
01:44 05 Dec 18
Wow...I called today and got an appt today after explaining my situation. The folks at Cramer and Bond always go beyond to provide great customer service and a friendly atmosphere. So glad we transferred our care to them.
Jacque G.
Jacque G.
22:39 04 Dec 18
Once again I have to rate Cramer &Bond as The Best! The staff is outstanding and the office uses top of the line technology to keep our teeth healthy. Well done guys!!
Elizabeth T.
Elizabeth T.
17:13 04 Dec 18
The office and staff are BEYOND amazing!! They were so helpful during my emergency needs and were absolutely fantastic with my children. They loved Rex the dog during their visits.....just a fantastic dentist!!!
Brooke T.
Brooke T.
20:46 26 Nov 18
They have superior customer service from the minute you check in through your entire visit including rescheduling and billing. It's one terrific team of professionals who care. Dr. Cramer and the folks are simply the best of the best. 5 stars!!
George M.
George M.
03:15 28 Oct 18
Best Denistry office in town. Always extremely clean, high tech equipment, and even a trained compassiante dog to help with childrens anxieties!! Staff is very professional!
Cindy Blyle - R.
Cindy Blyle - R.
15:35 30 Aug 18
Always going out of their way to make me feel comfortable!! I have serious PTSD in regards to dental work and I would not go anywhere else! Love all the staff as well from the wonderful office ladies to the doctors and nurses!
Heidi S.
Heidi S.
17:04 20 Jul 18
I love this office! The staff are friendly,professional and very talented in every area that I have experienced at the office.We appreciate the way they do billing. They cover all of our dental needs in one office including oral surgery, sleep apnea and braces.We will be starting our third generation with them with our grandchildren this year.We give a high recommendation.
Tamara B.
Tamara B.
22:33 05 Mar 18
Cramer & Bond Dentistry is by far the BEST practice I have ever been too. I was terrified of going to the dentist due to past experiences (and the condition of my teeth) as soon as I walked in I was greeted with a warm welcome and it took off from there. Deanna was my Dental hygienist and WOW such an amazing young woman who always made sure I was comfortable. From the front desk, to the hygienist to the Dentists THANK YOU. Im actually excited to come back.
Kahdijah L.
Kahdijah L.
04:55 23 Feb 18
If you are a new patient you experience the amazing climate of the office and service. Current patients realize that the day-to-day experience is an established culture pervasive in all aspects of the business. Thank you!
Brian H
Brian H
17:37 22 Dec 17
Great place they bent over backwards to work with me. Dr Bonds assistant was great and as to their work I couldnt be happier. Strongly recommend them. You wont be disapointed
Bruce S.
Bruce S.
22:25 21 Dec 17
My dad who has Alzheimer's is a patient of Dr. Cramer's. He had a recent appt and my mom & I weren't sure how he would do. Dr. Cramer & Lindsay Venable were amazing. They were helpful, kind & quick! It made my mom, my dad & myself feel more comfortable with this difficult situation. Thank you!
Carrie Miller B.
Carrie Miller B.
15:33 03 May 17
I am so excited to see you all next month for my six month cleaning! I would go every day if I could!
Everyone in this office is so wonderful!
All of my coworkers go here and had nothing but great things to say. I recently found out for myself, I love it!
They were so helpful, looked into my insurance before I was even a patient. I didn't have to get my records from my previous dentist. They adjusted my night guard made at a different office, thank you assistant Lindsay.
I highly recommend this office if you are looking for a dentist.
5 stars
Trisha S.
Trisha S.
03:55 03 Feb 17
I love Dr. Cramer and his great staff! I always feel like he spends time answering my questions and providing me the best care possible. I have referred him to several friends and they all feel the same.
Lindsey K.
Lindsey K.
05:14 05 Jan 17
My entire family has been a patient of Dr Cramer for many years. The office staff are friendly, patient, informative and do their best to make a sometime unpleasant experience bearable. Well done guys!
Elizabeth T.
Elizabeth T.
04:38 05 Jan 17
This is a great place to be treated. I have had extensive dental work in my life and I know when I am getting optimum treatment. They are gentle, fun and give great follow up service.
Marsha Jacobs M.
Marsha Jacobs M.
04:13 05 Jan 17
Everyone here is great! I love my dentists! The front office staff and dental assistants are warm and friendly and make you feel like one of the family. I recommend you all the time to family and friends. Truly the best! �
Lacie W.
Lacie W.
01:23 05 Jan 17
I have never liked going to a dentist until I my first experience with Dr. Megan and the staff. It's not always comfortable but you are treated like you are the most important! I've even had Dr. Megan call to make sure I was doing okay!
Terry L B.
Terry L B.
01:16 05 Jan 17
Dr. Cramer is great! We've had adult and kid braces, head gear at just the right growth spurt - saving us from breaking jaws in teen years, dental implant, wisdom teeth, and more, as well as all the regular stuff done here. He's been awesome for it all.
Allison K.
Allison K.
00:06 05 Jan 17
I was referred here by a friend, and I am glad that I listened to her. This office is amazing! The staff are very friendly and have great service. By far, the best office I have ever visited. I do not mind the 30 minute drive, because I know I will leave happy.
Tiana H.
Tiana H.
02:59 12 Oct 15
After nothing but horrible experiences at another dentist office in the area, a friend got me in the door at Cramer Dentistry. I've been there for two years and it has been nothing but great experiences. I have had to have some extensive work done, but Dr. Cramer and his staff are so kind and calming that I know I am in good hands. No body likes to go to the dentist, but I truly love this office!
Dana B.
Dana B.
02:58 30 Jun 15
Dr. Cramer and his staff are very good at what they do. We bring all our kids here and they have always been very gentle and kind with them. I'm so glad I was referred here by a friend and would recommend them to others.
Amy B.
Amy B.
16:46 29 Jun 15
Love Cramer Dentistry! My daughters & I have been coming here since Dr. Cramer began his practice. From the front reception to the hygienists to the Dr's - first class all the way. Professional, helpful & kind.
Carrie Gwinn R.
Carrie Gwinn R.
04:58 25 Jun 15
I don't know many people who enjoy the dentist, but I always tell people how much I love getting my teeth cleaned at Cramer Dentistry! Wouldn't go anywhere else!
Kaylene H.
Kaylene H.
03:42 25 Jun 15
It's hard to say you like your dentist, but I do. They are so nice, sweet, and very helpful to all the needs you might have. So happy I found them for myself and my whole family.
Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.
02:08 23 Jun 15
I found my new permanent dentist today! The staff is great, and I really like "discussing" my options rather than just "being told" what I should do. I will recommend all of my family and friends to check this place out.. very comfortable office. Thank you!
Aaron R.
Aaron R.
21:44 03 Jun 15
The doctors are very nice and even more do an amazing job when it comes to teeth, super professional, and the dental hygienists keep your mind off the fact, that your at the dentist, they are very friendly, last but not very least the the ladies behind the desks are very sweet. A+ facility if your looking for a dentist, you have found one at Cramer Dentistry 🙂
Logan M.
Logan M.
03:03 31 Oct 14
Effective & Painless

Root canals like you never thought possible.

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Nowadays root canals are as routine as a dental filling and can be performed with very little discomfort (if any!). However, the benefits are truly amazing as your infected tooth can be returned to its former glory. You’ll be back to eating your favorite foods and smiling for selfies in no time!

Here are a few benefits of a successful root canal:

  • Restores chewing and bite functionality

  • Removes infection and pain

  • Maintains your natural appearance

  • Preserves your natural tooth

  • Protects your tooth from future dental problems

The aftercare for this procedure is very simple – you just need to adhere to a solid daily hygiene routine. Through brushing and flossing you can prevent future root canal treatment and maintain a healthy smile.

Conservative Restorative Care

Saving your tooth with root canal therapy in Tumwater, WA.

Cramer Dentistry is open and looking forward to seeing our patients again! As always, patient care and safety is our top priority. As we all navigate life with COVID-19 precautions, our office continues to follow guidelines as recommended by The American Dental Association (ADA), The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Please call our office at 360-357-4500 to speak with our team if you have any questions.