Why Are Root Canals Helpful?
When teeth are exposed to extensive damage or decay, it is possible for the inner pulp and nerve of your tooth to become infected. When this happens, Dr. Gunnerson may recommend a root canal treatment to preserve your tooth. At Gunnerson Dental, our team is trained and qualified to perform non-surgical root canals that will restore your oral health and comfort. We strive to ensure that each procedure is performed with care and has you leaving our office with a smile.
What Is A Root Canal?
Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, Dr. Gunnerson will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.
Dr. Gunnerson Says, ‘Don’t Be Anxious’ About Root Canals
Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia. Our dentist, along with our entire dental team, works hard to provide you with a pleasant, comfortable experience each time you visit our office.
If believe you may be in need of a root canal in Payson, Utah, we invite you to call us today at 801-658-0102 and schedule your consultation.