At Frandsen Dental, we care about preserving natural teeth whenever possible. We offer certain treatments for existing teeth that can at times prevent them from being extracted. One of these treatments is root canal therapy. Root canal therapy helps preserve an existing tooth affected by infection and can allow it to last for many more years. If you are in need of root canal therapy in Utah, call our team today to schedule your visit!
Symptoms of a Tooth Infection
An infected tooth is the reason patients may need root canal therapy. If you have a tooth infection, you may be experiencing the following symptoms:
- Severe Toothache
- Sensitivity to Hot & Cold
- Facial Swelling
- Tender, Swollen Lymph Nodes
What is Root Canal Therapy?
When infection reaches the pulp of the tooth, it is at risk of extraction as the interior of the tooth will begin to die. Infection can enter through a crack in the tooth or decay from an untreated cavity that has spread deep into the tooth. Root canal therapy works by removing all of the decay and infection from the inside of the tooth, cleansing it. Local anesthesia is used to keep you comfortable throughout treatment. Once root canal therapy is complete, the tooth is carefully cleaned and sealed. Typically, a dental crown is needed to be placed over the tooth following root canal therapy. The dental crown is custom-made to fit your smile and restore full function to your existing tooth.
Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
If you are in need of root canal therapy, it’s because you have an infected tooth. Regular dental check-ups are important in helping your dentist discover problems such as an infected tooth and perform treatment right away. Root canal therapy can save your tooth from unnecessary pain and further damage or tooth loss in the future. Some patients are worried about experiencing pain during root canal therapy. However, root canal therapy is a safe and effective treatment that can prevent future pain and damage to your smile.