Root Canal Treatment in Salt Lake City
At Avenues Family Dentistry, we understand how scary root canals can seem. That’s why we make the process as simple as possible in order to provide our patients with a comfortable and stress free experience.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is required when the soft tissue inside the tooth, called the pulp, becomes infected or inflamed. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues to help develop the root of your tooth. If the damaged pulp is not removed, it can lead to serious dental problems, including infected tissues around the root, tenderness, inflammation, and pain and sensitivity. If you’re feeling anxious about the procedure, we offer sedation dentistry to help settle down your nerves. Though you or your loved one will be conscious enough to answer questions, sedation dentistry will put you in a deep state of relaxation so your experience at the dentist will be easy and painless.
What to Expect
First, our dentist will examine your tooth and X-rays in order to properly diagnose the problem. Once we determine if you’re a good candidate for a root canal, we’ll set up an appointment date for the procedure. During the root canal procedure, the inflamed pulp will be removed before carefully cleaning the root canal and filling it with a rubber-like material. We’ll place a temporary filling to prevent further infection. In the second appointment, the temporary filling will be removed and replaced with a crown or filling to restore the tooth to proper function and reduce further tooth decay.
Contact Avenues Family Dentistry
Whether our Salt Lake City area patients visit us for a routine examination and cleaning, or for more complex root canal treatments, they can rest assured that they will receive the most thorough care available from our friendly and knowledgeable team. If you believe you’re in need of a root canal, contact Avenues Family Dentistry today at (801) 328-4173!