Root Canals in Midvale
Root canals might have a bad rap in comics or on TV, but this endodontic procedure can be an essential step towards restoring good dental health. This procedure is a common, quick, and effective way to relieve tooth pain and eliminate a tooth infection.Call us today to get started with a root canal in Midvale. Also serving Murray and Cottonwood Heights.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, tooth sensitivity, or an abscessed tooth, you may have a tooth infection. This endodontic procedure might be the right solution to restore your oral health.
When you come to our Midvale dentist office, we will be able to determine what is causing your tooth pain. If you have a tooth infection, we may recommend a root canal procedure to clear out that tooth infection and relieve your tooth pain.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
Root canals are a tooth-saving procedure! Rather than extracting the tooth, we can perform a root canal to eliminate the tooth infection while we save your tooth.
When human teeth are growing, the inner pulp in the root of every tooth is important for healthy growth. After the teeth have stopped growing and developing, the pulp is no longer necessary.
If this pulp becomes infected, removing the pulp can clear out the tooth infection and give us an opportunity to prevent further problems.
The Root Canal Procedure
First, your dentist will remove the infected pulp. From there, it is a matter of cleaning the empty space left behind and packing that space with a biocompatible material. We can also securely seal the outer enamel of the tooth with a dental crown to make sure there is no entry point for another infection.
You will be left with a healthy, infection-free tooth as well as relief from your severe tooth pain. A root canal can quickly resolve any tooth pain or distressing symptoms that the infection might have been causing you!
Are Root Canals a Permanent Fix?
A root canal is classified as a restorative dental procedure. The majority of people who receive the treatment will not require any further treatment. However, it is possible for a root canal-treated tooth to become re-infected by decay. This underscores the importance of a thorough oral hygiene routine; your restored tooth requires regular brushing and flossing as well.