When a tooth is threatened by acute decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, The Fort Union Dentist in Midvale must make a judgment call about the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal may be necessary.
During root canal therapy, the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is removed. This tissue contains veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Once the roots are taken out and widened, what remains is filled with a special rubber material.
The goal of this procedure is to save the tooth. Root canals have a high success rate: once it’s over, the tooth can last a lifetime, if it is properly cared for. That means regular flossing and brushing, and ordinary checkups and cleanings.
And yet, root canals have a terrible reputation. The truth is that patients come to us in pain because of an infected tooth. The root canal removes the pain. For the majority of patients, a root canal is about like getting a cavity filled.
At The Fort Union Dentist in Midvale we have a lot of experience performing root canals. People from Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, Murray, and Sugar House come to us for complete general dentistry services. Call our office to schedule your next checkup today!
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