Have you experienced any of the following symptoms?
- Tooth pain when biting and chewing
- Extreme tooth sensitivity
- Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
- A persistent or recurring pimple on the nearby gums
If so, you may suffer from tooth infection. Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment used to restore the health of a tooth that is severely infected or injured. When decay, infection, or injury reach the dental pulp in the center of the tooth, it can cause significant pain and discomfort. Root canal therapy involves removing the infected dental pulp and tooth nerve, then filling in the tooth with a medicated filling material. Your gentle dentists at the Dental Center will cap the tooth with a dental crown following the treatment to protect the tooth and restore its structure and function. In most cases, a root canal in Orem, Utah, requires just one or two visits to our friendly dental office. Dr. Peacock, Dr. Ball, Dr. Broadbent, and our caring dental team will ensure that the root canal treatment is as comfortable and painless as possible. To learn more about how root canal therapy can restore the health of your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today.