At Wilkins General and Restorative Dentistry, our team can take care of your toothaches and pain with root canal therapy.
If the words “root canal” seem scary to you, let us show you how our treatment can save your tooth and get rid of your pain. Dr. Ron Wilkins has performed root canal procedures for years, and we can help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your treatment.
What Is a Root Canal?
When the root of your tooth becomes infected, the decay will continue to eat away at your bone structure, and the tooth may eventually have to be pulled or the tooth might fall out on its own. Our goal is to clean out the bacteria and protect the remaining tooth with a dental crown.
After administering local anesthetic, along with dental sedation if desired, Dr. Wilkins will clean the infected pulp out of the root. We follow up with a thorough cleaning and drying of the affected area and then repair the tooth with filling material.
We will also take impressions of your teeth, so we can order a permanent crown that will safeguard and fortify your tooth.
Symptoms of Infection
When infection spreads to the nerves and pulp of the tooth, symptoms may include the following:
- Redness, swelling, or pressure around the tooth.
- A severe toothache that doesn’t go away.
- Increased sensitivity to hot or cold.
- Tender spots that hurt when you chew.
- Change in the color of the tooth, usually to gray or brown.
When you experience any of these symptoms, you should call us right away. We want to do everything possible to save the natural tooth, and our root canal therapy treatment can prevent an extraction.
Root Canal Treatments in Salt Lake City, Utah
Our root canal treatments are usually done in two visits. The first visit will include the root canal, cleaning, and repair of your tooth. At that time, we will also take an impression of your teeth. For the second appointment, we will bond the dental crown over your tooth.
Once your root canal therapy is complete, you can enjoy a normal life again! Without the distracting pain of a tooth infection, you can smile brighter and eat the foods you love. Stopping the infection in its tracks can keep the surrounding teeth healthy, too.
Give Us A Call!
Do you need to have a qualified, Salt Lake City dentist take a look at your infected tooth? Give us a call! We can schedule an appointment to examine your tooth and help you become pain-free as soon as possible.