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