The Root of the Problem: Endodontics in Orem

Root canals are one of the most  common procedures performed by the team at Cascade Endodontics in Orem. No one likes the idea of a root canal, but the procedure doesn’t deserve its bad reputation.

Root canals are a fairly straightforward procedure to relieve dental pain and save an infected tooth. It’s the infected tooth that is causing the patient problems. The procedure itself isn’t much worse than having a cavity filled.

In a typical root canal procedure, damaged pulp from a tooth’s interior is removed. The resulting space is filled, and the tooth is sealed with a crown that protects it from new infection and gives it a natural-looking appearance.

If it is properly taken care of, the tooth that has had a root canal will last as long as the rest of the patient’s teeth.

For some people, the thought of a root canal or any other dental procedure is too much to bear. But their dental health is at stake, so we offer those patients sedation dentistry – and are, in fact, one of the few practices, if not the only practice, to offer this in Utah County.

There are three levels available: nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas; oral conscious sedation, which is a sedative; and IV sedation, which is administered intravenously.

Nitrous oxide wears off quickly. For oral conscious sedation and IV sedation, the patient requires a ride home afterward.

In addition to root canals, Cascade Endodontics in Orem treats traumatic tooth injuries and provides toothache relief, among other services. Call today to schedule a consultation.

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