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Weishaar & Weber Dentistry

Dentists located in Spokane Valley, WA

Root Canals

Though they have a bad reputation, root canals are safe and effective treatments that reduce pain and sensitivity, stop decay from spreading, and can save an infected tooth. At Weishaar & Weber Dentistry, Dr. Anthony Weber, Dr. Sue Weishaar, and Dr. Lori Weber are highly trained and experienced dentists who can eliminate your toothache. If you live in or near Spokane Valley, Washington, and are looking for a doctor who performs root canals, contact the office today. Call or book your appointment online.

Root Canals Q & A

Why would someone need a root canal?

Your dentist may recommend a root canal if you have an infection or abscess in the pulp at the center of your tooth. This pulp is composed of soft tissue and contains blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerves; it stretches from beneath your tooth’s crown to the tip of its root.

During a root canal procedure, your dentist removes the damaged or infected part of the pulp, stopping the infection and reducing pain and sensitivity, as well as saving your tooth.

What happens during a root canal?

When you have a root canal, your dentist begins the procedure by numbing the area and placing a dental dam around the treatment area to protect it from germs and saliva.

The doctor creates an opening at the top of the tooth and removes inflamed, infected, or irritated pulp tissue from the center and root canal. They then scrape the canal clean and remove any traces of lingering tooth pulp.

Your dentist fills the pocket with a biocompatible, rubber-like substance called gutta-percha, and seals it. If you had an infection, the dentist may administer medication directly in the canal and then wait about a week before sealing it. In some cases, they may use a metal post to provide structure and support for the restored tooth.

Your dentist may then place a temporary crown or filling and schedule a future appointment to fit your permanent crown. Once they install the crown, your normal tooth function is restored.

What are the benefits of a root canal?

Beyond reducing pain, root canals offer a range of benefits. Root canals are safe, over 95% effective, and can last a lifetime. Other benefits include:

  • Normal chewing
  • Continued bite force
  • Natural cheek and jaw appearance
  • Protection of other teeth

If you have a tooth that’s sensitive to hot, cold, or sweets, you may need a root canal. Contact Weishaar & Weber Dentistry, where the focus is on keeping you comfortable and saving your teeth. Book your appointment online or call the office to schedule.


We are preferred providers for the following: Guardian, Connection Dental, Delta Dental of Washington, All Delta Plans, Premera/Blue Cross, United Concordia, GEHA/Connection Dental, Blue Cross of Idaho, Cigna, Metlife, Ameritas, Aetna, Principal and UMR/Connection Dental. We also accept all other dental insurances. For questions about our financial policy and insurance questions, please e-mail Cathi, our Financial Manager at cathi@drweishaar.com

Blue Cross of Idaho
Connection Dental
Delta Dental
Premera Blue Cross
Principal Dental
United Concordia

Words from our patients

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    "I would like to give my highest regards to this dental office for far exceeding my expectations."

    Hope D.
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    "I am so Happy to have picked Dr. Weber for my needs, the whole experience of getting dentures has been painless."

    William C.
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    "I felt very welcomed and I feel they honestly cared and Dr Weber did an awesome job on the repair! Highly Recommend!"

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    "A special thanks to all that staff who consistently go above and beyond to provide an incredible experience for their clients - like me!"

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    "Great service from an exceptional group of professionals who take the extra steps to ensure the wellbeing of their patients."

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    "I cannot say enough good things about this place. They have been *so* amazing, and unbelievably accommodating in so many ways."

    Gayle S.
Weishaar & Weber Dentistry
1005 North Evergreen Road, Suite 101
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Phone: 509-922-3333
Fax: 509-922-6533
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