Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 16 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for an extraction or tooth replacement with dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is the dental pulp, a collection of blood vessels and nerves. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, tooth decay, cracks, or large fillings. Symptoms of an inflamed or infected pulp may include sensitivity to temperatures, spontaneous throbbing pain, chewing pain, or swelling of surrounding gum tissue.

If you experience these symptoms, your dentist may recommend root canal treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. A root canal is simply the removal of the diseased pulp, disinfecting the pulp space and sealing filling material.   Treatment is performed using local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort.  Nitrous oxide gas,  oral sedation or IV sedation is also possible for patients with dental anxiety.

Additional information regarding endodontic treatment can be obtained from the American Association of Endodontists at www.aae.org/patients

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a treatment report will be sent to your referring dentist. Please contact their office to schedule an appointment to restore the tooth as soon as possible.  Your restorative dentist will decide what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience acute complications after routine endodontic treatment. If a problem does occur, we are available at all times to assist you.



Salmon Creek Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 182 Root Canal Treatment reviews.

Patient Comments

Very friendly, empathetic and caring staff!!

- Shawna F

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

The fastest easiest root canal I have ever had!

- Lynette C

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Exceeded my expectations! Wonderful dental experience!! If I ever need another root canal, I definitely come back to Dr George

- Paul S

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Wonderful patient care!

- Dwight K

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Great dental care!

- Michelle K

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

I have had a fear of dentist's for as long as I can remember, Dr. Scott eased all fear and I was actually laughing during my procedure instead of letting fear take over. (No nitrus needed). Thank you staff you all are/were awesome tbroughout this entire visit/procedure. Thank You, Shanna M. Keith

- Shanna K

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Wonderful experience!

- Carleen B

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

I felt like i was in good hands!

- Kalin G

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Great office!

- Jason R

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Dr George is a special man. He is kind, my expectations were exceeded! Wonderful office!!!!

- Diane D

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Treatment went well!

- Connie L

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Great experience! Dr George is a fantastic Dr!

- Aaron M

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Wonderful office!

- Bill B

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

I was treated quickly, over all great experience!

- Julie P

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Wonderful experience!

- Tyler M

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Great experience! Dr George & staff are extremely kind & gentle!

- Joanne G

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

I was scheduled & treated quickly ! I would recommend Dr George to my family!

- sheila s

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Piece of cake

- craig e

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Great experience!

- shiree b

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Treatment went well

- kenneth w

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Excellent patient care! I would come back if I needed another root canal

- patricia b

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Treatment went well, great customer care!

- timothy s

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Great experience!

- debbie e

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Great!!

- Laura G

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

I was completely surprised no pain at all!

- doug b

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

My tooth doesn't hurt at all!

- carol h

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Great patient care!

- doug b

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Very efficient office!

- connie f

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Extremely efficent staff & doctor. I came in nervous & was put at ease quickly.

- jodie c

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Treatment went well

- veronica w

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

I was scheduled quickly. TreTment went extremely well.

- jason s

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

I came in miserable & left pain free! Wonderful dental experience!

- james f

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Wonderful!

- michael b

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

A great experience!

- gayle d

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

I had to have an emergency root canal. My experience in the past had me apprehensive. But Dr. George and his staff made this the best Dentist eexperience I have ever had !

- kelly s

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

I was extremely nervous & quickly put at ease. Wonerful doctor & staff. Office is very efficient!

- daniel n

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

I had to have multiple appoinments due to multiple teeth and I was very well taken care of and not rushed at all

- jon f

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Painless experience!

- james s

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

I am so thankful that Dr.George was able to fit me in. I was in so much pain, he fixed me in no time. Nice office staff, very compassionate.

- lynette m

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Went much better than I anticipated.

- jackie l

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Great experience!

- lacey b

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

I was treated promptly & a great experience!

- marisa p

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Great experience!

- tami h

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Great experience!

- max c

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

The office is fabulous! Dr George is a wonderful doctor!

- victoria f

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Thank you for getting me in so soon!

- jim m

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Dr george gave me my first root canal. He made it comfortable. I will recommend all my friends to him.

- victoria b

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Wonderful experience!

- keith w

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Treatment went well!

- brian d

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Comments

Love the high tech technology! No pain & always a great experience!

- keith s

5 out of 5 stars on