A Remarkable Number: Root Canal Therapy

Did you know more than fifteen million root canals are performed in the United States every year? That’s a remarkable number, and might make you stop and wonder why, if so many are done, root canals have such a scary reputation. We do a lot of root canals here at Cascade Endodontics in Orem.

There is more than one reason why a root canal becomes necessary. What they have in common is the objective, which is removing infected and inflamed tooth pulp.

The reasons why you might need a root canal include:

  • Deep decay
  • Trauma
  • A fractured tooth
  • Faulty crowns

Whatever the reason my be, it’s probably causing a lot of pain. Root canal therapy will eliminate that pain, and save the tooth.

Pain? What Pain?

Hearing you need a root canal may be scary because most people assume that they are extremely painful. We are pleased to tell you that is simply not the case. As noted above, they are more likely to eliminate pain than cause it.

Once upon a time, root canals may have been painful. Rest assured, dentistry has come a long way. When it comes to discomfort, technological advancements and techniques have made getting a root canal about the same as having a cavity filled.

At Cascade Endodontics in Orem we have a lot of experience with root canals. We are also one of the few endodontists in the area offering sedation dentistry, which can make your procedure fly by. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Jon Jenson DDS
Cascade Endodontics
1375 E 800 N Ste 203
Orem, UT 84097