Root Canals

Therapy to save your tooth and restore your smile.

Endodontics (Root Canals)

Removing infection for a healthier tooth and a healthier you.
Dr. Bahrum Mehr with his arm around his three team members

Root canals have the reputation of being a painful dental procedure. However at Safe Harbor Smiles, we like to be different, so we use modern technology and advanced skill to make your root canal pain-free. Our restorative dentist makes sure you are comfortable at all times and can offer sedation options if required.

So, why might you need root canal therapy? The most common cause is when the inside of your tooth becomes infected due to severe decay or trauma. If the infection is not removed it can lead to pain, sensitivity, and even tooth loss. The procedure can be completed in a single visit and the recovery time is minimal.

When you visit our dentist in Bremerton, WA for a root canal you know you are in good hands. We treat every patient like family, which means we explain every step of the treatment, answer your questions, and make you feel comfortable.

Successful root canals are long lasting and are a conservative way to save the natural structure of your tooth. You’ll feel real benefits after you have experienced this fast and efficient procedure.

Learn more about how root canals are performed and the benefits below.

Dr. Bahrum Mehr with his team and smiling in the office
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Root Canal Therapy

What are the ins and outs of this restorative procedure?
A female patient having digital impressions using modern technology

Comprehensive Exam

To begin, your experienced dentist assesses your tooth for damage, infection, and any other issues. If there is a need for a root canal then we will break down the treatment so you understand each step and we’ll answer all of your questions.

Our Bremerton dentist looking at a female patient as our assistant preps her in the chair

Clean & Disinfect

We prep you for a root canal by numbing the tooth and the surrounding area. Your Bremerton dentist uses special tools to clean away any decay and then removes the infection from the inside of the tooth (the pulp). He or she then reshapes the root canal to get it ready for a special resin.

Dr. Mehr and his assistant performing a root canal while the patient lies in the chair
A dental mirror resting on the bottom lip of a patient

Seal & Protect

After the infection has been cleared away, your restorative dentist fills the remaining space with a special resin. This solidifies your tooth structure acting much like a regular dental filling. Your tooth is then restored to its natural function with a tooth-colored filling or crown to blend in with your smile.

This is an amazing place to go for your dental needs. The atmosphere is soothing. Staff is very helpful and kind in guiding you with what you need. The procedure I've had was easy to go through and I was grateful for how it turned out.
Xavier Ishizaki
Xavier Ishizaki
01:38 28 Nov 18
This office is full of wonderful people. Everybody was so friendly and professional. The dentist is usually my absolute worst nightmare but after talking to the staff I felt completely relaxed and I'll be returning on a more regular basis. If you get stressed about going to the dentist then you should absolutely try this place out. Forgot to mention how clean and nice the office is. Easy 5 stars from me.
Kevin G
Kevin G
22:06 17 Sep 18
I’ve been coming here since it was Dr. Pitcher’s Practice and there’s a reason I keep coming here. Michelle and Linda get me all set with my appointments and chat with me when I arrive for my appointments. It’s like showing up and seeing friends. Once you pass through the door to the clinic floor I hope you get Angela to take care of you. She’s awesome! She remembers every tooth that is cold sensitive or sensitive around the gums. She is careful to never spray cold water or poke these trouble spots. It takes the stress out of the time in the chair. Dr. Mehr is a friendly professional dentist who takes your concerns to heart and investigates. None of those “don’t worry” scenarios that turn into root canals. I like that he remembers little details about our life and always shakes my hand. They’ve got it down here.
Hammock House
Hammock House
21:09 05 May 18
The staff here go out of their way to take care of you. They are extremely organized and I am looking forward to my continued care in their hands.
Ella Williams-Fricke
Ella Williams-Fricke
22:54 18 Jul 18
I have dental anxiety! They made me feel so comfortable. The entire staff is so nice. I don't have anxiety since I went there dentist has excellent bed side manmers
Erika Mendez
Erika Mendez
14:50 08 May 18
Everyone here is SO kind! They also told me more about my teeth than any other dentist I’ve ever seen. I’ve moved around a lot, and Safe Harbor Smiles is the best I’ve ever seen.
chiaravandrick
chiaravandrick
23:55 29 May 19
After not going to a dentist for 20+ years, Dr Mehr and his staff put my mind at ease with their kindness and professionalism. They are wonderful!
New Groove
New Groove
18:01 30 May 19
we spent a year looking for a dentist that I was comfortable with. Everyone Safe Harbor Smiles were all warm and welcoming. They were friendly and I trust them all with the care we are getting. Unfortunately we are moving out of state... I really wish we could take take Dr. Mehr and his office with us.
Lara Young
Lara Young
18:54 30 May 19
Very friendly and professional staff. Makes going to the dentist office a pleasant experience!
Lauri Lybeck
Lauri Lybeck
04:36 04 Jun 19
I have been in the dental profession for over 42 years and having my teeth cleaned here was the best experience ever! Shullon is gentle fast and efficient and always has another a smile on her beautiful face, making everyone feel welcome!
Fran Hunter
Fran Hunter
15:49 04 Jun 19
I’ve gone here for a long time and always have loved the office staff. They are relatable and friendly. Love chatting with them before I go in. Before they switched dentists it was a bit of a train wreck, honestly. The old dentist used to not be so good at doing fillings for me and also wasn’t very professional about things. The new dentist is extremely professional, very friendly, and does things with precision. Thankful for the new switch! And as always have loved every hygienist I get.
Elisha Elam
Elisha Elam
00:23 07 Jun 19
Been going here for awhile now. Everyone is so friendly, I LOVE IT!! Dr. Mehr is great, always answers any questions or concerns.
Aaron
Aaron
17:59 08 Jun 19
Been going here for awhile now. Everyone is so friendly, I LOVE IT!! Dr. Mehr is great, always answers any questions or concerns.
Aaron
Aaron
13:02 10 Jun 19
Very professional and courteous staff.Dr. Mehr is great and does great dental work.My family and 2 friends are seen by him, we all appreciate his attention to detail.
Dustin
Dustin
05:06 15 Jun 19

Effective & Painless

Root canals like you never thought possible.

A male patient with protective glasses lying in the dentist's chair and smiling

Nowadays root canals are as routine as a dental filling and can be performed with very little discomfort (if any!). However, the benefits are truly amazing as your infected tooth can be returned to its former glory. You’ll be back to eating your favorite foods and smiling for selfies in no time!

Here are a few benefits of a successful root canal:

  • Restores chewing and bite functionality

  • Removes infection and pain

  • Maintains your natural appearance

  • Preserves your natural tooth

  • Protects your tooth from future dental problems

The aftercare for this procedure is very simple – you just need to adhere to a solid daily hygiene routine. Through brushing and flossing you can prevent future root canal treatment and maintain a healthy smile.

Conservative Restorative Care

Saving your tooth with root canal therapy in Bremerton, WA.