Root Canals

Therapy to save your tooth and restore your smile.

ENDODONTICS (ROOT CANALS)

Removing infection for a healthier tooth and a healthier you.

Root canals have the reputation of being a painful dental procedure. However at Soundview Dental Arts, 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 dentist in Tacoma 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?

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.

Clean & Disinfect

We prep you for a root canal by numbing the tooth and the surrounding area. Your Tacoma dentist uses special tools to clean away any decay and then removes 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.

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.

Was in need of being seen right away due to a major tooth ache, left a message on their voicemail Sunday evening and I received a call first thing Monday. They were able to work me in that same morning. Even though they had to refer me to a specialist their quick response was greatly appreciated. Thank you Sam and Dr. Gunderson and team for being so responsive to my needs. Patient for life!!
Russ Gibbs
Russ Gibbs
13:42 22 Jun 21
Very professional and caring staff. All around a very good experience.
Dennis Becker
Dennis Becker
14:25 26 May 21
Professional cleaning and dental care
cminton48
cminton48
23:09 20 May 21
Debbie is great! She is really attentive and cares about your dental health. Great front office staff, they are always welcoming and helpful.
Kristin Bradshaw
Kristin Bradshaw
03:14 20 May 21
Streamlined, professional dentistry. A smoothly oiled machine. You can feel confident of getting the very highest level of care. Would recommend.
nancy heinrich
nancy heinrich
21:23 28 Apr 21
I would recommend Dr. Gundersen and his staff. They were friendly, helpful and were mindful of my needs and wishes.
Jean Laws
Jean Laws
15:28 05 Apr 21
15 years of great experience....professional and honest. Best Dental team in Thurston County.
Del Vandehey
Del Vandehey
13:12 02 Apr 21
Professional, friendly staff they take good care of you.
Brent Avery
Brent Avery
15:07 24 Feb 21
Perfect combination of professionalism, competency and compassion. Great people.
Ken Stanton
Ken Stanton
16:53 19 Feb 21
If you are looking for a new dentist, this is the place. Great staff, fantastic service/care. Go, you will not be disappointed.
Mark Sherman
Mark Sherman
10:44 10 Feb 21
Having gone to Gundersen Dental for over 30 years, my family has always enjoyed the caring concern that Dr. Arne and his staff have shown us. Patty the office manager is amazing at helping you find out what your insurance plan will and wont cover so there are no surprise bills coming your way, and Carlee is a joy to greet you when you arrive. Keri the dental hygienist treats you like family and well, Dr. Arne has such a caring way of making even the most frightened of teeth work feel at ease. Just got my first crown at the age of 54 and I must say its due to the wonderful care I have received all these years from Gunderson Dental.
Christine Reisch
Christine Reisch
00:57 29 Jan 21
Great staff! Positive and friendly and professional! My dentist for 49 years!
Dave Williams
Dave Williams
21:14 26 Jan 21
We love this place. Every one treats us like family. The office is incredibly clean and they are following all procedures to keep everyone safe.
Jennifer McInnis
Jennifer McInnis
13:46 08 Jan 21
If you want the Best of the Best come here for all your dental needs!
Verle Ketchum
Verle Ketchum
15:34 11 Nov 20
Friendly, competent staff !!!
Rose Haque
Rose Haque
21:05 03 Nov 20
Quick, courteous and thorough. Appreciated all safety precautions
Chris Gundersen
Chris Gundersen
17:23 21 Oct 20
Dr. Arne and the team at Gundersen is amazing. My 5 & 7 year olds were thrilled about going there! Highly recommend for adults and your littles!
Destiny Moore
Destiny Moore
20:22 20 Oct 20
iT WAS AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS EXPERIENCE WITH ALL THE SMILES BEHIND THE MASKS AND THE HAPPY VOICES OF ENCOURAGEMENT CREATING WITHIN ME THE DESIRE TO VISIT YOUR OFFICE EVERY DAY FOR AN UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE. hOPE TO SEE YOU ALL SOON AGAIN
George Gundersen
George Gundersen
20:32 01 Oct 20
Dr. Arne and my hygienist Kari are wonderful. I feel very welcome by the entire staff and it is really a pleasure to go to the dentist!!
Erich Hahn
Erich Hahn
19:21 22 Sep 20
Excellent all the way around. Wouldn’t go anywhere else for my dental care.
Steven Fine
Steven Fine
07:42 18 Sep 20
I was acknowledged when I came in the office, didn"t have a long time to wait, and the person doing the cleaning was quick and gentle.
Darlene Lane
Darlene Lane
17:37 04 Jul 19
No wait, took time to carefully clean my teeth, friendly personnel
Sharon McGourty
Sharon McGourty
00:14 13 Jun 19
always receive the best customer service, excellent care and treatment, and personal attention. happy to have found them!
Julia Talerico
Julia Talerico
17:13 11 Jun 19
Very impressed with the staff and this dentist. They always provide a relaxing experience.
Kimberly Abbey
Kimberly Abbey
15:30 29 May 19
We have been customers of George Gundersen and now Arne Gundersen and have been very satisfied with the services they have provided over the years. The reception and dental hygiene staff are top notch too. We especially enjoy the services of our regular hygienist Kari
Marion Freels
Marion Freels
00:38 17 May 19
Our family has been going to Dr. Arne for almost 19 years. Staff is always friendly and professional. The office environment is welcoming and comfortable.
Mary
Mary
17:15 16 May 19
Never had a poor experience! I’m so glad I was introduced to this place 5 years ago! Kari (sp?) is a gem of a hygienist and Dr. Gunderson is proficient in his craft! Every moment from walking in the door makes me look forward to my visits.
Alice Yecnay
Alice Yecnay
14:40 07 May 19
Friendly & kind staff! Dr. Arne is fabulous. If you need a new dentist, Dr. Gundersen's is the way to go!
Stephanie Wood
Stephanie Wood
17:27 05 May 19
Always great customer service and care. I have sensitive teeth and they are very attentive when it comes to treating them.
Vann Smiley
Vann Smiley
22:19 03 May 19
Friendly professional dental care!
Susan Sandwell
Susan Sandwell
21:56 17 Apr 19
The team at Dr. Gunderson's office does a tremendous job making you feel welcomed at their office. I always feel more confident about my smile every time I leave my appointment.
Kyle Bradshaw
Kyle Bradshaw
00:41 04 Apr 19
I had a very hard time with Anxiety in the chair. Kari has me sitting still and feeling good about dental visits. So good I can get the extra cleaning I really need and have been afraid to sit still for. Dr. Arne is conscientious and very good at his work. The tidy professional office is also convenient. I appreciate this dental team and recommend them to anyone looking for Dental care.
Shanon Pardee
Shanon Pardee
22:28 27 Feb 19
Dr. Gundersen is very kind as well is all his staff. I really dislike going to the dentist, as do most people, but the kindness of the staff always puts me at ease. They offer payment plans if you have to have expensive work done and can't pay right away.
Molly Swanson
Molly Swanson
22:16 14 Feb 19
Everybody here is competent, cheerful, conscientious and thorough.I’ve been with them for 40 years, and the care is excellent, painless, and uses new technology. Conversation is limited in a dental chair, but I get a lift from the conversations I’ve had, and am always impressed with their engagement and interest.
Jay Elder
Jay Elder
20:19 30 Jan 19
It's always a pleasure to visit such nice people. No need to be afraid of going to the dentist. Thank you.
john budde
john budde
01:33 25 Jan 19
I am in happy as customer with most of my transactions.This is not the case with this dentist.The entire staff is helpful during and in between appointments.And the work done is fantastic.I had all 22 teeth pulled and full dentures.I am very happy with the service provided
Robert Haskell
Robert Haskell
19:16 18 Jan 19
Very nice dentist, staff and environment to insure a happy day at the dentist.
Wendy Johnson
Wendy Johnson
18:14 15 Jan 19
This office was recommended to me by a friend of mine. This was only my first visit, but I was very satisfied with my experience. Each employee I interacted with was very friendly and seemed happy to be there. The clinic is very nice and clean. Dr. Gundersen was personable and genuinely interested in my dental health. His examination was thorough, and instilled a great amount of confidence in me for my future relationship with him and his staff.
Zachary Water
Zachary Water
22:46 07 Jan 19
The environment is always friendly and the staff do an excellent job of caring for our dental needs with gentleness and encouragement.
Gidget Holcombe
Gidget Holcombe
21:08 07 Jan 19
Friendly and helpful staff. Always great service!
Kevin Rigg
Kevin Rigg
18:14 04 Jan 19
My first experience at the Gundersen clinic was outstanding. Over the phone and in person customer service was excellent. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. I appreciated the extent of Dr. Gundersen's exam and the folks who assisted. The hygienist who clean my teeth was friendly, careful, and thorough. I also appreciated the matter-of-fact manner in which my results were shared with me. They were prioritized to what needed to be done first, etc. I did not feel like someone was trying to "upscale" for services I did not need. This has not always been experience in dental offices.
Bruce Walton
Bruce Walton
23:49 14 Dec 18
Dr. Gundersen and his whole team were amazing! My options were explained clearly to me, everyone was so helpful, and I felt 110 percent cared of while I was there.
Robin Ralph
Robin Ralph
18:39 13 Dec 18
Friendly, prompt, thorough, and willing to work with you on treatment schedule, etc.
Amy Sauerlender
Amy Sauerlender
18:37 13 Dec 18
Great customer service. Friendly staff. Dr. Arne takes the time to explain everything. I recommend him to others looking for a dentist.
George Sharp
George Sharp
05:47 13 Dec 18
Message: Sorry, I have no ability to send photo. Let words speak for themselves. Dr. Arne and staff are 1) very professional 2) orientated to give best possible dental service 3) the day my wife was a patient there were a few "left over cookies from the day before Christmas office party". We were invited as we paid our bill to eat and enjoy a delicious cookie. How could we NOT like Dr. Arne and his friendly staff? Al Suneson pays the bills, enjoys an occasional cookie. We both win.
Alfred Suneson
Alfred Suneson
18:25 12 Dec 18
I have been going to this dental office for years, first being treated by Dr. G and then his son, Dr. Arne. This family-oriented business is friendly, comfortable, accommodating, and professional. The staff is amazing and Dr. Arne really cares about his patients. Wonderful dental care.
Sara Betts
Sara Betts
19:47 13 Nov 18
I broke a tooth...you squeezed me in that very afternoon for an interim fix. Thank you! And a few weeks later the new crown is nicely seated.
Emily Ray
Emily Ray
19:06 08 Nov 18
I come in for quarterly cleanings and other work, Karrie is always thorough, knowledgeable and supportive. In the past I have not looked forward to my dental appointments, due to mouth trauma and a past dentist who was brutal. This office has always been totally supportive and meets my needs. I find Dr. Gunderson to have a nurturing, warm, supporting and inclusive office.
Maria Trevizo
Maria Trevizo
18:11 08 Nov 18
Wonderful Dental Care from all of the staff! Highly recommend!!
Beth Woods
Beth Woods
04:12 02 Nov 18
Amazing staff, so friendly and helpful. Dr. Arne is a wonderful dentist!
Charles Sauvageau
Charles Sauvageau
17:02 16 Aug 18
My dentist of 34 years retired and I needed to find a new one. Many people raved about Dr. Gundersen, so I decided to give him a try. I have been so happy! His staff is caring and welcoming and they even remembered me after my first visit. The office is well-run and professional, yet friendly. I would highly recommend Dr. Gundersen!
Adriana Hutchings
Adriana Hutchings
17:08 19 Jul 18
The staff and Dr Arne really care about your dental experience. I had a dental hygienist named Julie that was wonderful. I highly recommend everyone at this dentist office.
Mary Francis
Mary Francis
00:28 29 Jun 18
These guys are always personable and kind.
Jacob Schuchmann
Jacob Schuchmann
21:18 30 May 18
The friendly staff made me feel right at home and my hygienist did a great job, working carefully around my sensitive wisdom teeth. Due to an unforeseen miscommunication, I had to wait 20 minutes for my appointment to begin, but the doctor and my hygienist were both apologetic and understanding, and went above and beyond to gift me a Starbucks card for my inconvenience!
Hallie Liening
Hallie Liening
18:21 14 May 18

Effective & Painless

Root canals like you never thought possible.

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:

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 Tacoma, WA.