When infection and decay reach the inner pulp of a tooth, it can cause intense dental pain and even tooth loss.
Drs. Christopher and Parker DeMille and Dr. David MacKay can repair and protect your tooth with root canal treatment.
Discover the advantages of a root canal procedure at our West Valley and North Salt Lake City, UT, offices...
What Is a Root Canal?
A tooth infection can cause severe dental sensitivity and if left untreated may need extraction. Root canal therapy, or a root canal for short, is a surgical procedure in which the infected dental pulp inside the tooth is removed. This eliminates both the bacteria causing the decay and the resulting pain.
Despite popular misconceptions, root canals are a simple, virtually painless procedure.
How does an infection affect my teeth?
What Happens during the Procedure?
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Dental Care after a Root Canal
You may experience some dental sensitivity and swelling in the first few days after your root canal. We recommend taking some over the counter pain relievers to mitigate side effects.
The dentist may prescribe antibiotics after the procedure to completely eliminate bacterial infection. Take these as prescribed even if your symptoms have subsided.
Maintaining Your Restoration
Caring for your tooth after treated with a crown or filling is very simple. Practice good oral hygiene brushing and flossing daily, and attend your biannual check-up at the dentist's office.