They say that knowledge is power. They also say that root canals are really painful, and that getting one is at best an endurance test, and at worst a kind of torture. Well, they say a lot of stuff, don’t they? Rest assured, root canal therapy at Cascade Endodontics in Orem is nothing like what they say!
In fact, modern root canals are about like getting a cavity filled, in terms of patient discomfort. We make sure the area being worked on is completely numb, so that you will not feel any pain at all. Remember, the whole point is to save an infected tooth.
Once the area is anesthetized a small hole is made in the tooth’s crown, which is its chewing part. This provides access to the pulp chamber and canal. The infected tissue is removed, and the chamber and canal are disinfected.
Next the area is filled with a biocompatible material, and the whole thing is sealed. A temporary filling goes in the access hole, and stays there until you’ve completely recovered. After that a permanent restoration, like an artificial crown, is applied.
Knowledge is power! At Cascade Endodontics in Orem we’ve done a lot of root canal treatment. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!
Jon Jenson DDS