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.
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. When someone knows what they are doing and has good experience performing the procedure it should not be any more painful than a filling or a crown. Dr. Drew has a lot of experience with root canals and does a great job of helping people stay comfortable while he is taking care of them. It is important to remember that the dentist is working on the roots of your teeth, so there may be slight discomfort for a few days following the procedure. If the discomfort persists past a week or so, you should contact your dentist.
Dr. Drew is Your Idaho Falls Root Canal Specialist
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!