Covid-19 Update

We are doing our part and help get everyone through the current dilemma. We will be consolidating some of our clinics but otherwise continue to provide urgent and emergency dental care. We will be donating our extra supplies to local hospitals to help them in their effort to better care for those affected.

To also help, we are now expanding our hours in some of our clinics from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  We hope these extended hours will not only better serve our patients but will help keep dental emergencies from overloading value space in emergency rooms.
Salem Dental
Dr. Seth Huish

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergencies and Root Canals

How can we help you?

Are you researching a family or cosmetic dentist in Salem, OR to look after your smile? With the many dentists available, choosing the right one can feel overwhelming. We are honored that you are considering Salem Dental for your family’s dentistry. 

We want you to feel confident in your choice of Salem Dental. Please look over our frequently asked questions below and if you still have questions, please give us a call. We are always happy to help.

Emergencies and Root Canals

Root Canal | Salem ORJust as an infection can develop in any area of the body, your teeth are no different. You can prevent the need for a root canal by seeking preventive and general dentistry to treat any gum disease, decay, or fractures

How Does a Root Canal Happen?

Root canal treatment becomes necessary when an infection develops near the nerve or root tip of the tooth. Common symptoms include swelling, pain, and sensitivity. Often, the pain will worsen with time unless you seek a Salem dentist who performs root canals.

Will Root Canal Treatment Hurt?

Many people associate root canal therapy with pain, but this tooth-saving procedure should feel no different than a dental filling and will help you get back on the road to recovery fast.

At Salem Dental, Dr. Huish performs hundreds of root canals each year and takes great pride in providing efficient, comfortable dentistry when you need it most.

Because root canal treatment removes the tissues and fibers inside the teeth canals, reinforcing your root canal tooth with a dental crown will protect it from the daily forces caused by chewing. We offer tooth-colored dental crowns to prolong the life of your tooth and to help you get the most out of your treatment.

If you have a toothache or swelling, contact us to book an emergency dental appointment. We provide same-day dental appointments whenever possible.

Emergency Dentist in Salem OREmergencies of any type are inconvenient and can be scary, and the same goes for dental emergencies. There may be blood and pain involved that can leave you feeling overwhelmed and panicked. However, you don't have to worry about dental emergencies in Salem when you have a dental team you can rely on.

Dr. Seth Huish and his team at Salem Dental are well equipped to help in emergencies, such as:

  • A tooth knocked out
  • Toothaches and dental pain
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Lost or broken restorations (fillings, crowns, veneers)

We offer early morning and evening appointments to accommodate emergency patients, and we can often provide same-day treatment if it's necessary. We also have instructions for you to follow if your dental emergency takes place after our business hours.

Please understand that dental emergencies won't resolve on their own, so don't wait to call us. For example, dental pain may be indicating an infection that could affect surrounding teeth or other critical areas of the body if it's left untreated. 

Even if you're not sure if your situation is a real emergency, we encourage you to call Salem, OR dental office at (503) 378-1212, and we'll be happy to assess your condition over the phone.

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