In general, people are afraid of getting a root canal. At Cascade Endodontics in Orem UT, we understand that. But we also know that even more than root canals, people fear losing their teeth. We perform root canal therapy in order to save teeth.
Root canal therapy is known formally as endodontics. This is a dental specialty that is concerned with the inside of teeth: the pulp and tissues that surround a tooth’s root.
Root canals are done to save a tooth that is infected or damaged. All dentists have at least some training in root canal therapy, but endodontists are specialists with advanced training in the soft tissues inside teeth.
If root canal therapy is all about saving teeth, why are people so afraid of them? It’s a good question with no easy answer. When people need one they usually are already in pain, and that’s because of the infection that brought them to us in the first place.
Root canal therapy will eliminate that pain, and save your tooth, and smile, in the process. The area being treated is entirely numbed beforehand. If that isn’t enough, sedation is an option.
Jon Jenson DDS
1375 E 800 N Ste 203
Orem, UT 84097