A root canal in Salem, Oregon may be suggested by Dr. Howe and Dr. Dugan, our talented dentists, to repair tooth decay that has reached the inside of your tooth. Root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy. The branch of dentistry that studies and treats the inside of teeth, endodontics focuses on the health of your dental pulp and tooth nerves. When tooth decay reaches this delicate area inside of your tooth, a painful infection often occurs. If left untreated, the infection can cause irreparable damage and eventually lead to tooth loss. To save your tooth and your smile, we provide high-quality root canal treatments at Riverfront Dental LLC.

Before beginning a root canal treatment, we will numb your tooth using local anesthesia. Then, we will carefully remove all infected dental pulp and tooth decay. The nerve canal is reshaped and filled with a special, rubber-like material to restore the integrity and stability of your tooth. Finally, the tooth is sealed with a dental filling or dental crown to prevent future infection. Our caring dental team will walk you through each step of the treatment, striving to help you feel as comfortable as possible. To learn more about root canal treatment, please contact our dental office soon. We are eager to help restore your healthy smile.