At Cascade Endodontics in Orem we never get tired of reminding people that root canal therapy does not live up to its reputation of being painful. The lingering notoriety is hard to understand, because root canals don’t cause pain – they relieve it.
With modern anesthesia, most patients discover that a typical root canal is no more painful than having a cavity filled. Most patients who need one are already experiencing discomfort due to an injured or abscessed tooth. A root canal is going to take that discomfort away.
If there is any downside to root canals, it’s that are typically not a one-and-done procedure. Most require at least two appointments. The first visit usually involves accessing and cleaning out the infected inner tooth. The second visit is for filling and sealing the inner tooth. The time between these visits is usually between one and three weeks.
A root canal, by the way, is not the procedure itself, but the inside a tooth that houses nerves and other soft tissue, which are referred to as pulp. By cleaning out the infected pulp we can save the tooth, which is always the objective.
At Cascade Endodontics in Orem we have many years of experience with root canal therapy. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!
Jon Jenson DDS