Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy2022-01-05T17:05:21-09:00

Root Canal Therapy

iSmile’s skilled dentists perform root canal procedures to remove infected tissue and save teeth from extraction. We invite you to call iSmile today to learn more about root canal therapy in Utah and Arizona and schedule your consultation with our dental professionals.

Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is an endodontic therapy often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. Root canals may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore a tooth’s health and avoid extraction, our skilled dentist will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean it, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return it to its original shape and structure. A root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office in most cases.

Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia. Our dentist and entire team work hard to provide you with a pleasant and comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, call iSmile us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.

Is it better to pull a tooth or get a root canal?2021-09-14T07:20:21-09:00

Your dental professional will make the best decision based on your situation. When possible, it is always best to try to preserve your natural teeth. Root canals are performed to clean and restore the tooth, and when successful, there are little to no future complications with the procedure.

Is a root canal painful?2021-09-14T05:49:28-09:00

With anesthesia, a root canal procedure is similar to the level of discomfort from a filling. To provide a pleasant experience during your visit, iSmile offers complimentary comfort items to help enhance your experience.

Can I eat after a root canal?2021-09-14T05:54:40-09:00

Your dental care team at iSmile will discuss post-procedure instructions, including avoiding eating or drinking until after the numbness wears off. It is vital to delay eating or drinking to prevent biting your tongue, cheek, or any other mishaps from not being aware of your force due to numbness.

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