Root Canal Therapy
Yes! We offer Root Canal Therapy here at Eagle Rock Dental Care. Most Root Canals can be completed in our office, however there are occasions where the patient may be better served by seeing one of our excellent Endodontists (specializes in Root Canal Therapy) here in Idaho Falls.
A root canal is the removal of diseased nerve and blood supply from inside the root chamber, also known as the canal. The canal(s) are thoroughly before sealing off the canal; this completes the root canal procedure. To ensure the longevity of your tooth after a root canal, The ADA recommends a crown be placed on the tooth to keep the upper tooth structure strong. Because the tooth no longer has nerve/blood supply it can be prone to fracture; a crown allows the tooth to be restored to full functionality—protecting your investment for years to come.
Learn more about what to expect during your root canal.
What Happens During A Root Canal Procedure
No one is excited to learn they have to have a root canal. People even often use the phrase, “I’d rather get a root canal than…” so those of us that have never experienced one can only gather they are painful. Many folks that have had a root canal will explain that with the numbing agents and anesthetic you will receive, it really lowers the pain and some say even eliminates it. There is really no reason to worry. If you need a root canal performed, it’s a worse pain to avoid the procedure. So, if it’s pain keeping you from making a dentist appointment, you are really signing yourself up for even more pain.
The process of a root canal may take up to two or three office visits. Eagle Rock Dental Care can often perform this procedure in office, but may recommend you go to one of our endodontists (a dentist who specializes in problems with dental pulp and nerves) here in Idaho Falls. No matter if your visit is in our office or another, the first thing that will happen is your endodontist will inject a local anesthetic that will kick in pretty quickly. Then he or she will drill a hole in your tooth and remove the decayed or diseased pulp. He will clean the canal he created and clean out the bacteria inside. After he has done what he can, he might also inject an antispetic to make sure the entire chamber is free of bacteria.
After the root canal and pulp chamber are dried, it will be filled with a permanent filling material. This material replaces the pulp that was removed. After the root canal treatment is complete, your dentist will put a filling, a crown, or both on your tooth. A crown will protect and strengthen your tooth so that your tooth can maintain its structure. Thankfully, we can offer you the most comfortable root canal in Idaho Falls. We perform them every year and know how best to take care of you.
If you need to get a root canal and you’re concerned about the pain, remember it will be worse the longer you put it off. Come in and talk to us and we can see what your options are.