Root canals stop tooth decay and ensure a healthy tooth
While minor instances of tooth decay require a simple dental filling, more advanced cases require root canals to clear away decay and save your tooth.
Root canals ensure that decay is completely stopped by removing all decayed material in your tooth before capping it off with a custom dental crown. At Spokane Family Smiles, we offer reliable and comfortable modern root canals to keep your mouth healthy and your natural teeth intact.
Common signs you need a root canal
- Sensitivity to hot or cold beverages
- Swollen gums around a tooth
- Pain while chewing and eating
- Severe tooth decay or damage
You deserve a smile you can be proud of
“When tooth decay advances beyond a certain point, our #1 goal is to ensure we can save your natural tooth. Root canal treatment is generally the best way to stop decay in its tracks and keep you smiling and healthy long-term.”
Root canal treatment at Spokane Family Smiles
What to expect
- We’ll perform an exam and use our imaging tools to ensure a root canal is the best option for you
- Your absolute comfort will be ensured before the treatment
- Decayed material is removed from your tooth structure and your canal system cleaned
- The area is filled in with composite filling material
- A custom-colored and shaped crown is placed over your tooth to provide durability
Treatment recommendations you can trust
At Spokane Family Smiles, we only make treatment recommendations that will actually help you stay healthy and feel great.
When recommending treatment, we’ll fill you in on your choices and empower you to make the right decision for your unique situation. You can trust us to lay out expected outcomes, costs, and all other details.
Dr. Shumway is the best dentist I have been to in my 67 year old life. I feel very comfortable being in his care and I am deathly afraid of dentists.
This was an outstanding experience and I could not have left happier. Excellent service. Would recommend them to friends, family, and anyone looking for a dentist.
These guys are awesome! They took good care of me and made sure I was comfortable the whole time. I will be coming back!
Dr. Shumway and his staff are fantastic! They really go the extra mile to make sure you are getting all your dental needs and to make sure you are comfortable.
More knowledgeable, helpful, and honest than any other dentist I’ve been to. I will be recommending Dr. Shumway at Spokane Family Smiles to anyone who asks.
I cracked an old filling and it was loose. Dr Shumway was able to get me in at the beginning of the next week. Employees are always friendly and helpful. I highly recommend them.
Very grateful to have Dr. Shumway as my dentist. Friendly staff and a great experience every time.
Spokane Family Smiles is an excellent dental experience! The staff is so friendly and always remembers my name and family. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!
You know you are part of the family from the first appointment. Dr. Shumway and his staff will continue to be the place for me and my family for the foreseeable future.
The entire staff is wonderful. I was amazed at how comfortable they made me feel! I would highly recommend them to anyone, especially someone who is fearful of dental work.
When it comes to making dreams come true with your teeth, they are the Walt Disney of Dentistry. Choosing Spokane Family Smiles will be the best decision you can make for your mouth.
By far the best dentist I have experienced. He makes sure you’re always comfortable and explains what he is doing every step of the way.
The whole staff is very nice. Dr. Shumway always makes sure you’re comfortable and is really good at explaining what he is doing.
Absolutely one of the best dentist offices I have been to. The appointment went smoothly and I was kept well informed of what was going on and if there were any issues.
Always a pleasure to visit. Very friendly, warm, and inviting. Very pleased with the dentist and the staff there. They keep me in tip top shape when it comes to my teeth.
I contacted Dr. Shumway on a Saturday and he returned my call personally. He offered to see me in one hour even though his offices were closed. This is ‘above and beyond’ patient care.
IV and Oral Sedation
We offer sedation options to ensure a comfortable and positive experience no matter the treatment you receive.
We stand behind our work. Quality materials and techniques are key for long lasting restorations. Ask our team about our treatment guarantee.
Common root canal questions
Are root canals painful or unsafe?
Nope! While root canals can lead to some discomfort in the immediate aftermath of treatment, root canals are not painful and completely safe when performed correctly. If you’re experiencing pain due to a decayed tooth, you will actually have less pain after treatment.
Does insurance cover root canals?
While all dental insurance plans are different, many insurance policies will cover a portion of your root canal treatment. Contact our team today to learn if our Spokane Valley root canal treatment is covered by your insurance.
Smile Care Dental Savings Plan
A great option for those without dental insurance! Our dental savings plan is designed to help you and your family save significantly on preventive and restorative services.
Membership includes cleanings, exams, and routine x-rays, as well as significantly reduced fees for restorative and surgical procedures.
Benefits of membership run for 12 months.
No deductibles, waiting periods, annual maximums, or denial of claims.
We accept most insurance plans
Unsure if we accept your plan? Reach out to our team! We’ll help you determine coverage so you can make the right financial decision for your family. Please note that we do not accept Washington Apple Health.
For those without insurance, we offer several payment options, including CareCredit and our office savings program.