Dr. Mirci and Dr. Reynolds may recommend root canal therapy if your tooth has sustained damage or is infected. Root canal treatment can prevent your tooth from being extracted, helping you to avoid the need for more extensive restorative treatments and continue using your original tooth for many years.
Root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment. This treatment is usually necessary when injury, infection or decay reach beyond the protective outer layer of enamel and into the pulp (nerves) of the tooth. Some common signs of an infected tooth or tooth root include:
- Tooth pain, especially when biting down
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
- Swelling and tenderness around the gums, mouth or face
- Darkening of the tooth
- Lumps or “pimples” which appear on the gums
When you receive a root canal, our dentists will remove the infected and injured tissues from the tooth. The tooth will then be cleaned and filled with a medicated material to help prevent re-infection. The tooth will then be sealed and capped with a dental crown to restore its original shape, structure and strength. This procedure can usually be completed in just one or two appointments.
Our dentists will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible during your procedure. Thanks to sedation dentistry and advances in treatment techniques and technology, root canal therapy can be completed with minimal discomfort.
For more information about root canal therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah, and to set up a consultation with our dentists, call Mirci Dental today at 801-486-1155.