When the Pain Lingers

root canal therapy Utah CountyHello, Provo. I’m Dr. Jon Jenson, and I specialize in providing exceptional endodontic care for my Utah County dental patients. One treatment I offer at my Orem office, Cascade Endodontics, is endodontic retreatment.

Sometimes, a root canal is necessary to relieve pain associated with an infection in a tooth’s root. During a root canal, I remove the infected pulp in the root and place a crown over the tooth to restore its shape and strength.

Most root canal patients are surprised by how little pain they feel during and after a root canal. Some patients even report having no pain at all. That being said, many patients do still experience some pain during the healing period after having a root canal.

Some pain is normal. However, if your levels of pain return to what they were before you had your root canal, or if the pain won’t go away, please call 801-734-9085 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jenson. This may indicate that the infection has returned.

Here are a few signs that endodontic retreatment may be needed:

  1. Your original symptoms return
  2. You experience an uneven bite
  3. You have visible swelling, whether outside or inside your mouth

As with any medical or dental treatment, sometimes the body just doesn’t heal as expected. If you’ve had a root canal and are still experiencing pain, don’t despair and don’t delay. Call Dr. Jon Jenson right away at 801-734-9085.

Jon Jenson DDS
Cascade Endodontics
1375 E 800 N Ste 203
Orem, UT 84097
801-734-9085

Make the pain go away with a PAIN-FREE root canal!