Root Canals

What Our Draper, Utah Patients Need to Know About Root Canals

If your tooth becomes infected or contains a large amount of decay, a root canal may become necessary to prevent the infection or decay from getting worse. A root canal can also stop the formation of a painful tooth abscess, which is a bacterial infection contained within a pocket near the tooth and/or its root.

Why Is it Called a Root Canal?

The reason this process is called a root canal is because it involves removing the nerve and pulp that are located inside the tooth, within what is called the root canal.

Though some of our dental patients worry that this procedure will impact the health or function of the tooth, the nerve exists only to help you differentiate between heat and cold. Otherwise, it serves no other purpose.

What to Expect If You Need a Root Canal

Admittedly, just the mention of a root canal is enough to send some of our dental patients into a deep sweat. Understandably so since many people associate this procedure with pain. However, that doesn’t have to be the case.

When you come into our dental office for a root canal—or any other major oral procedure, for that matter—your comfort is our number one priority. That’s why our experienced, professional, and compassionate staff will do everything possible to make the root canal process as stress-free as it can be.

For instance, even though root canals are commonly associated with pain, we go to great lengths to make sure the area is properly numbed prior to even beginning the procedure. This enables us to perform the root canal with minimal (if any) discomfort to you.

We also take x-rays prior to beginning so we know the exact shape and depth of that individual root’s canal. This allows us to work more precisely on that specific tooth, giving you a more superior finished product.

Oak Hollow – Draper, Utah’s Premier Root Canal Provider

Because a root canal is a somewhat complex procedure, it’s important to choose a root canal provider who provides top notch service. That’s what we have to offer at Oak Hollow Dentistry as Dr. James Sorge has actively studied advances in all areas of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, orthodontics, and more.

If you suspect that you may need a root canal, or if you’d like to talk more about your dental care options, give our dental office a call. Together, we will ensure that you receive the best oral care possible.

Still Not Sure If You Need a Root Canal?

Here at Oak Hollow Dentistry in Draper, Utah, our professional and expert staff can help you decide, providing you the information you need based on your own individual situation and desired outcome.
Contact us today and, together, we can pick the option that is best for you!

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