When it comes to picking an endodontist, we know that you have options. Personalized, compassionate, comprehensive patient care is our number one priority. Here are just a few things that make our practice unique: From the front office to the exam room, our practice is made up of professionals who take your oral health very seriously. Using state-of-the-art equipment designed with safety and efficiency in mind, we are able to offer top-notch care. As you walk through our office, you will notice it is a clean and comfortable environment, with everything processed according to established standards.
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. At the center of your tooth is pulp. The pulp is a tissue that builds your tooth and the surrounding hard structures. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures.
With the appropriate care, your teeth that have had endodontic treatment will last as long as other natural teeth. Yet, a tooth that has received endodontic treatment may fail to heal or pain may continue to exist. Sometimes, the pain may occur months or years after treatment. If so, Dr. McKinley, Jr. may need to perform Endodontic Retreatment. Once retreatment has been selected as a solution to your problem, the doctor will remove the restorative material to reopen your tooth and gain access to the root canal filling material inside.
Dr. McKinley Jr. moved to the Spokane Valley with his parents in 1976. Graduated from University High School in 1980. Married his Dana in 1987.