Spokane Root Canals and Dental Crowns

Dentist chatting with patient in chair before root canalDo you have a broken tooth? Swollen gums? Toothaches that keep you up at night? It sounds like you may need a root canal. If you’ve been delaying a dentist visit because you think it’s going to hurt, don’t put it off anymore! At 5 Mile Smiles, your comfort is a priority. Root canals and crowns can usually be completed on the same day with no discomfort. Our services are affordable and if you need it, we offer 0% financing so you can get the treatment you need immediately!

Early Detection Prevents Pain

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New Patient?

Many times, you won’t know that there is anything wrong with your tooth until it begins to hurt. 5 Mile Smiles is the Spokane dentist near you that will schedule an emergency appointment and treat the problem tooth on the same day.

But what if you could know you needed a root canal before infection set in? Our office uses CBCT technology: digital scanning that shows a complete view of your teeth and roots. The images tell us if a tooth is cracking or if there is a root that should have been treated previously. Early detection is key to preventing pain and discomfort from a bad tooth. Call our North Spokane office today to schedule an appointment!

Why Root Canals?

A root canal is used to treat broken, decayed, infected, or abscessed teeth. Instead of extracting the tooth, our dentist will use state of the art WaveOne technology to remove any decay or infection and clean the nerve chamber inside of the roots. A natural, thermoplastic resin called gutta-percha is used to fill and seal off the tooth.

Same Day Crowns

Traditionally, a dentist had to take an impression of your teeth and send it off to a lab to have a crown made. You would be sent home from root canal therapy with a temporary crown to fit over the damaged tooth. Two weeks later, you would have to return to have the new crown fitted and bonded in place. At 5 Mile Smiles, we use state of the art CEREC technology to create your custom fitted, porcelain crown that matches your natural teeth. The entire procedure including the root canal takes about 2 hours from start to finish, preserving your tooth and keeping your smile beautiful! You may even find that it saves you money as it requires taking less time off from work!

woman sleeps soundly the night before her root canalNervous About Your Root Canal?

Root canals may have a bad reputation as being a painful procedure, but they really aren’t all that bad! Our experienced Spokane dentist and staff at 5 Mile Smiles ensure your comfort by using the latest technology, anesthetic and sedation techniques.

Many dentists will use nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to relax their patients for root canals or other procedures. The problem is that once the nitrous wears off, you may experience anxiety – the opposite of comfort and relaxation! The sedative we use lets you safely relax through your root canal. You likely won’t even remember it happening!

If you have a bad tooth and think you might need a root canal, call our North Spokane office today to schedule your appointment!

Regular check-ups include teeth cleaning and periodontal exam as well as x-rays to determine if there are trouble spots in your teeth. Our north Spokane office can schedule your visit and start your journey to a beautiful, healthy smile today!


I have had multiple visits to 5 Mile Smiles and they have always been great!!! I highly recommend seeing this office for ALL your dental needs!


Great service, easy to get an appointment, staff was very informative on what work was being done and if I had pain during the procedure. They seem to have very new equipment which makes procedures faster and more effective than other offices in town.


I JUST LOVE THESE GUYS !!! I was never an ideal patient, so frightened of a dentist until I found 5 Mile Smiles. The extraordinary quality of their work matches the entire teams' compassion & care. Outstanding!


The staff was very kind and welcoming and my appointment was on time.


Dr. Keefe and his team were awesome, and I was in and out of there much quicker than I’d anticipated.


Best dentist I have been to!!! The staff is awesome and got me in while I was on vacation to fix a crown. I would highly recommend.