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The interior of the roots of the teeth can be susceptible to infection or abscesses. When the pulp inside the root canal becomes infected, it can irritate the nerve roots and result in tooth pain. Not only are infected teeth painful, but the infection can also destroy the tooth. The only way to stop the pain and save the tooth is root canal therapy, also known as endodontics. As part of our general dentistry treatments at Liberty Lake Smile Source, we offer stress-free root canals at our state-of-the-art dental center in Spokane Valley.

The live portion of the tooth is the pulp and nerve roots inside the canals. Teeth can have up to four roots, protecting the live portions of the teeth inside. When decay finds its way into the center of the tooth or a tooth is fractured, bacteria can enter the sanctum of the root canal. The infection can create diseased pulp and inflammation. The symptoms of an infected tooth include:

  • Throbbing or severe tooth pain
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Swollen gum around tooth
  • Headache
  • Darkening of the tooth

For most people, a relentless toothache with an infected tooth is what drives them to seek dental treatment. To save the tooth from extraction and stop the pain, root canal therapy is the best solution.

Root Canals Offers Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!

Root canals are used to remove the diseased pulp and nerve roots from inside the tooth. The top of the tooth is removed to access the root or roots that are infected. The pulp is cleaned out and the inside of the canal is reshaped and disinfected. Once cleaned, sterilized material is used to fill the canal, and the tooth is resealed. Since significant material has been removed from the tooth, the structure is weakened. A dental crown is usually placed over the tooth to provide protection and strength for proper function.

If you have symptoms of an infected tooth, contact our team at Liberty Lake Smile Source. We offer advanced root canal therapy that can offer pain relief for infected teeth. Call our dental center in Liberty Lake, WA, in the Spokane Valley for an appointment.

Smiles Worth Raving About

Logan LankfordLogan Lankford
03:30 06 Dec 23
Great location, great people, and all around a great dentist. I recently transferred to their office due to location, and I’m very impressed with everything they have to offer. From the receptionist, to the hygienist, and the dentist are all super friendly and very professional.
Jason AdamsJason Adams
07:13 05 Dec 23
I absolutely love the team at Liberty Lake Smile Source.I've been seeing Dr. Tim Casey for over 5 years and you won't find someone who is more attentive, caring and professional. We only see each other a couple times a year and he always checks in on how my family and I are doing.All of the staff are top-notch and I would 100% recommend this team to anyone who asks.
Kennedy JuchauKennedy Juchau
02:45 02 Dec 23
I have had great experiences every time I go in. They are friendly and thorough every time. They are always very confident in their diagnosis and are always willing to answer any questions I have.
Randy BolingerRandy Bolinger
18:46 01 Dec 23
Always a great visit. Very professional and friendly!
Darius TerryDarius Terry
20:41 23 Nov 23
It's always amazing, front desk is amazing, very good customer service !! And the doctors and all , always are there for me, always there for a patient so with all that being said, you got are indeed my favorite place , and favorite people! I want to say thanks for all your guys help etc..-Darius Terry (:
Kelsea HopkinsKelsea Hopkins
04:30 16 Nov 23
From start to finish, a great experience.Patty had a warm and welcoming smile to get me checked in (and out). I met with Heather (with a little help from Elizabeth) who were fantastic at explaining the whole process and making sure to breakdown jargon and let me know the findings of my cleaning. I got to watch some silly and funny animal tv on the ceiling which had some great ways to make me smile during the visit. They took great X-rays and pictures of my teeth to ensure all aspects of my dental care were considered. Dr. Macall was personable while also professional and informative. Would 10/10 recommend the entire process with this group. Thank you for your great care and even though it’s the dentist office, I look forward to returning.
Paula KrantPaula Krant
01:40 27 Oct 23
Was a great experience. The technician was very pleasant. She was attentive to me and my questions. Gentle and considerate. Dentist was great. Felt he was professional and explained things well. No pressure on what needed to be done or how soon. Office personal were very pleasant and attentive. Explained the treatment plan and insurance coverage and what my costs would be. It was a very pleasant and comfortable visit. I would recommend this office to others.
Barbara ChimentiBarbara Chimenti
01:39 11 Oct 23
The staff was very friendly. Office clean and welcoming. Hygienist was extremely knowledgeable and gentle. Dr Casey explained all scenarios to me and what work was needed first. I liked the efficiency of all his staff and I think it was my best experience with any dentist.
Real Ron SwansonReal Ron Swanson
20:12 28 Sep 23
Recently moved here from Chicago, and a family member recommended Liberty Lake Smile. It took a brief and easy website visit and a follow-up call from them, and I had an appointment right away! I was impressed at how nice and professional the entire staff was, and it was apparent they really did care, and know their business! I was surprised at how thorough my initial visit and assessment actually was. Ann, the Hygienist and Dr. Casey demonstrated their competence, experience and professionalism, and left me with a feeling of confidence that they would provide excellent care! Moreover, they came up with a detailed plan to map out the course of action. I would happily recommend Liberty Lake Smile for your dental needs.