Professional Endodontic Treatment in Idaho Falls

Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal therapy. During root canal therapy, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth. You see, once a tooth is fully grown, it actually has very little need for the internal workings of the tooth like the nerve and the pulp. This means that after root canal therapy, your tooth can function just like it had never happened in most situations.

Does a Root Canal Hurt?

Depending on your personal circumstance, a root canal can often be done in one visit, and contrary to common belief can be done with very minimal discomfort. While it is one of the most feared dental procedures it should not be. Here are some things you should be looking for in order to minimize the pain of root canal therapy:

Experience

A root canal is a complex procedure. There are many aspects to minimizing pain before, during and after the procedure. Finding a dentist with the right experience is crucial if you want to minimize the pain that you experience during the treatment.

Equipment

Part of making sure that your root canal is successful and that you endure minimal pain is having the right equipment. If a dentist has the right experience and equipment, a root canal can be almost painless. At Oxford Dental Care, we keep our equipment and training up-to-date to make sure that we can provide optimal dental services to our patients.

Oxford Dental Care is Your Idaho Falls Root Canal Provider

Root canal therapy is very effective if it is done correctly. Of course, as with any restoration in dentistry, it needs to be properly cared for to continue to be effective.

Root canal treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal therapy can last as long as other natural teeth.

As with all dental services, the effectiveness depends heavily on the ability of the dentist to do the procedure. Dr. Drew has a lot of experience doing root canals and restoring the teeth. If you have a tooth that needs a root canal, or that is bothering you, call us today!

Post-op Care

Just because your tooth has had a root canal, that does not mean that you can disregard it. You need to brush and floss it religiously so that you can keep the bone and gums surrounding and supporting the tooth healthy. If you have had a root canal in our office in Idaho Falls, and have any questions regarding post-op care, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (208)529-0420.

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