ROOT CANALS CAN SAVE TEETH AND YOUR OVERALL HEALTH
If the pulp inside your tooth roots becomes infected, this and the bacteria inside the canal must be removed to save your tooth and your overall health. During your root canal procedure, Dr. Palmer will first numb the treatment site with a local anesthetic. You won’t feel any pain, although you may experience slight pressure as we complete the procedure. Many SLC Dental patients have told us their root canal procedure in Salt Lake City, UT is like having a cavity filled. We’ll remove a portion of your tooth crown to gain access to the pulp chamber and clear out all the infection, bacteria, and damaged pulp and tissues. Disinfecting and cleaning the canals is the next step before filling them with a non-toxic, hardening plastic derived from nature called gutta-percha. Your tooth will then be sealed to keep bacteria from entering the chamber and root canal. You’ll need a dental crown to ensure your tooth remains strong and functional after treatment.