If your teeth sustain damage from infection or injury, a root canal may be needed to save and restore the tooth. Dr. Stephen Wright often recommends this endodontic treatment to prevent the need for a tooth extraction so that you can continue to use your original tooth and avoid the need for more invasive procedures. To learn more about root canal therapy in Midvale, Utah, and schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist, call Wright Family Dental today at 801-566-3332.

Root canal therapy, also known as a root canal or root canal treatment, is an endodontic treatment designed to restore a tooth whose pulp and nerves have become damaged by infection or injury. When damage has bypassed the outer enamel layer and reached the deep tooth roots, our dentist will typically recommend a root canal treatment to get your smile back on track. This gives our team the chance to save your natural tooth before the infection or disease completely kills it, avoiding a tooth extraction.

The root canal process starts with our dentist removing the damaged tissues from the affected tooth. They then thoroughly clean the tooth, fill the empty space with a medicated material and cap the tooth with a dental crown or other restoration that helps strengthen and protect the tooth from future damage, returning it to its original size and shape along the way. A full root canal treatment is typically completed in one or two visits to our office.

Despite its reputation as a painful procedure, root canal treatment can be completed with very little to no discomfort thanks to advances in the techniques, tools and anesthesia used during the therapy. Our team will do everything we can to make the experience completely comfortable for you. To learn more about root canal treatment, we invite you to call or visit our team today. We look forward to helping you save your smile.

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