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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.

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Angela W.

As a new patient, I was very pleased with my experience at Liberty Lake Smile. My tooth cracked earlier in the week, and broke off. They were able to see me the same day, addressed the problem, and got me set up with a temporary crown. Dr. Casey, explained what the issues were, and his method was very gentle. The staff was friendly and professional.

Charles K.

Excellent experience all around! I have been going to Liberty Lake Smile Source for about 10 years now and have always have had a great experience. Dr. Casey & Dr. Macall are experts in their field! Friendly staff, state of the art equipment and a brand new building. I would recommend to anyone looking for a good experience with professionals who care.

Mike H.

Dr. Casey, McCall and their entire team are exceptional. They are friendly, gentle, and easy to visit with and I especially loved the pet channel that I got to watch during my visit! My entire family comes to Liberty Lake Smile Source, and will continue to for years to come.