Root Canals in Salem, OR

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Save your tooth with a root canal!

Root canals are one of the most common (and most misunderstood) dental treatments. Inside your teeth is a soft material called pulp which contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. If decay enters the pulp, it can cause severe tooth pain. It’s always best to keep your original tooth if possible, and root canal therapy allows you to save the tooth. At Healthy Smiles Family Dental in Salem, we offer fast, gentle, and effective root canal treatments that eliminate infection and pain while allowing our patients to preserve their natural teeth.

Call us at (503) 689-8936 to find out more about root canal treatments. If you have any questions and concerns we are here to help!

What to expect

Root canal treatment usually involves one to three appointments with a dentist or endodontist. After cleaning and reshaping, your dentist may seal the tooth to fill the clean canals. Depending on the tooth’s condition, some treatments may not fill the canal during the first visit. Temporary fillings will be removed on subsequent visits. If the tooth presents a compromised structure, a metal post or fiber-reinforced resin post may be used to reinforce the tooth.

Finally, the tooth will be sealed with a ceramic crown to reinforce its structure and improve its appearance.

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Is a root canal better than an extraction?

Some dentists or endodontists may recommend extracting an infected tooth. We believe that if at all possible, we should try to save your natural teeth. In many cases, a root canal can both relieve pain and allow you to save your teeth. When you lose a natural tooth (or when one is extracted), your:

  • Bite may become misaligned leading to headaches or TMJ pain
  • Face may take on a “sunken” appearance due to bone loss
  • Risk of gum disease and decay in neighboring teeth will increase
  • Ability to chew and speak naturally may be affected
  • Appearance and self-confidence may also be affected

All of these issues may be avoided with a root canal!

Dentistry is teamwork

Let’s work together. At Healthy Smiles Family Dental, we can help you relieve pain and restore the appearance and function of your smile. If you have a bad toothache and it’s been years since your last visit to the dentist or endodontist, we are here to help. We never judge.

Our general, cosmetic, and family dental practice focuses on providing:

  • High-tech treatments
  • Quality and affordable care
  • Full-service dental care for patients of all ages

After every appointment, you’ll leave feeling thrilled with both the care you received and about what the future holds for your smile.

My family has been going to Healthy Smiles for 6 years and all of their staff has been so wonderful and very professional.


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and Financing Options

We can work with most insurance plans. If you don’t have dental insurance, we offer a variety of flexible payment options, including CareCredit.

Don’t see your insurance provider listed? Call our Salem dentist office at (503) 315-2500 and our friendly front desk staff will answer your questions.

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We offer CareCredit and discount plans through Principal and Carrington. Our office can also arrange payment plans with automatic withdrawals from your bank account.

Whether you have dental insurance or not, we’ll help you get the care you need at a price you can afford. 


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Thank you for your service! We are proud to offer all veterans a 10% discount on all dental care and any products purchased at our office.

Become a patient at Healthy Smiles Family Dental

A healthier you starts right here. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your entire family. Schedule your consultation today at our Salem dentist office.

Have questions? Call (503) 315-2500. We hope to see you soon!

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4392 Liberty Rd S,
Salem OR 97302

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