Root Canals

Root canals are often misunderstood and hidden between fact and fiction. In truth, root canal treatment is a safe, effective way to remove infection and save the tooth. Our team of root canal specialists in Portland, Oregon is here to help. With our expertise and state-of-the-art technology, you’ll receive some of the best root canal treatments in Oregon and Washington.

What are Root Canals?

A root canal is a standard dental procedure that repairs and saves a natural tooth from severe decay. Also known as endodontic therapy, we’ll remove the infected or damaged pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth) and clean and seal the root canals. This procedure will alleviate pain, prevent infection, and preserve the natural tooth.

Root Canal FAQs

Do you need a root canal? Here are some signs you might need one: 


  • Severe tooth pain
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Swelling in the gums or face
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Pimple or bump on the gums near the tooth
  • Bad breath or a foul taste in the mouth
  • Pain when chewing or biting down


If you experience any of these symptoms, call us immediately and discover the source of the pain.

There are many notable benefits of root canal treatment: 


  • Pain Relief: Root canal treatment can help alleviate the severe pain associated with infected or damaged teeth. This treatment can help prevent further damage and pain in the future.
  • Tooth Retention: Root canal treatment can help save the natural tooth structure, which helps to maintain the overall dental health and appearance of the mouth.
  • Improved Oral Health: Root canal treatment helps remove the bacteria that cause infection, improving oral health and reducing the risk of future diseases.
  • Efficient and Effective: Root canal treatment is a quick and effective treatment that can be completed in a single visit, reducing the need for multiple appointments.
  • Cost-Effective: Root canal treatment can be more cost-effective than a tooth extraction, as it helps maintain the natural tooth structure and avoids costly replacements.
  • Prevents Further Damage: Root canal treatment can help prevent the spread of infection to other teeth, reducing the risk of further damage and complications.
  • No Sensitivity Issues: Root canal treatment removes the damaged or infected nerve, which can prevent sensitivity issues associated with hot or cold foods and drinks.
  • Improved Overall Health: Root canal treatment can help reduce the risk of infection spreading to other body parts, improving overall health and well-being.
  • Natural Appearance: Root canal treatment helps maintain the tooth's natural appearance, avoiding the need for visible replacements such as dentures or implants.

Long-Lasting Results: With proper care, root canal treatment can provide long-lasting results, helping to maintain optimal oral health and comfort.

Root canals are a standard dental procedure that has been around for decades. While some are skeptical about receiving one, they are incredibly safe and effective. With modern technology and techniques, root canals are more comfortable and less invasive. Getting a root canal helps prevent the spread of infection and saves a damaged or decayed tooth from being extracted. Our team will discuss the procedure with you in detail and address any concerns. We'll be with you every step of the way.

Root Canal Specialist in Portland, Oregon

Root canal treatments are a highly beneficial procedure that can save your tooth from further damage and save the natural tooth. With the help of Dr. Nathan Dustin and Dr. Dillon Moya and the team at Portland Smile Design, you can receive high-quality root canal treatment in a safe and comfortable environment. Trust in our expertise and experience what a professional root canal feels like today. 

Please schedule an appointment with us to get started.