Endodontics Specialist

Kavitha Gowda, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Perfect Smiles Dentistry

Kavitha Gowda, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Everett, WA

When you need to save a tooth that is diseased or infected, you need to see an endodontist to receive expert care. You can trust Kavitha Gowda, DDS, of Perfect Smiles Dentistry to offer you the highest-quality care with a gentle touch. If you live in Everett, Washington, or the surrounding area, call the office or request an appointment online to get the compassionate care you need.

Endodontics Q & A

What is an endodontist?

When you smile, you see the outer enamel of your teeth. It’s, of course, important to care for this part of your mouth with your routine oral hygiene routine and regular checkups. However, within your teeth, there is a series of tiny canals containing blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. This pulp can become infected, causing pain and possible tooth loss. An endodontist helps to care for these sensitive internal parts of your teeth.

Who should see an endodontist rather than a dentist?

You may not be aware of the internal structures of your teeth on a daily basis, because they don’t cause pain. But when you have a deep infection, the symptoms can be overwhelming.

Pain, while chewing or applying pressure, indicates something is wrong with the health of your tooth. Symptoms that can indicate you need an endodontic evaluation include:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold beverages or foods
  • Swelling around your teeth or soft tissue of your mouth
  • Serious discoloration of teeth beyond normal yellowing


If you experience any of these symptoms, you should contact the team at Perfect Smiles Dentistry right away. 

What qualifications do endodontists have?

Dr. Gowda completed a specialized fellowship in endodontics after dental school. This training focused on issues that can arise deep within teeth that affect the pulp within them. 

You may need to visit Dr. Gowda so she can look for a deep, underlying cause of tooth pain and provide the treatment that addresses issues inside your teeth. With the right care from an endodontist like Dr. Gowda, you can save a diseased or infected tooth.

What types of treatments do endodontists provide?

As an endodontist, Dr. Gowda specializes in performing root canals, and she performs these procedures on a routine basis. So when you're at Perfect Smiles Dentistry, you can trust that you're receiving an effective endodontic treatment that can help save your tooth. 

Dr. Gowda can also address dental injuries caused by trauma, in addition to placing and creating dental implants for missing teeth.

To receive expert care for the deepest and most sensitive parts of your mouth, call Dr. Gowda and her team at Perfect Smiles Dentistry, or request an appointment online today.

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