Root Canals - Salt Lake City, UT

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When a Toothache Spells Trouble

Our dentist Dr. Robert Palmer is passionate about eliminating tooth pain and restoring function so his patients can once again enjoy happy, healthy smiles and good oral health. Dr. Palmer has extensive training and expertise in endodontic treatment that provides toothache pain relief, including root canals. This common procedure treats and removes the dangerous infection and inflammation inside your tooth before it can spread. No reason to put off this important treatment due to apprehension or worrying. Rest assured, our root canal treatment in Salt Lake City, UT is designed to comfortably eliminate your tooth pain (not cause more) and ultimately save your natural tooth! We partner with leading insurance companies to ensure root canal cost in Salt Lake City is affordable because everybody deserves compassionate dental care and we don’t want anybody to suffer from toothache pain.

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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 Family 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.

Root Canals are Highly Effective Most of the Time

Although the success rate of root canals is very high, sometimes a patient may need additional treatment. At SLC Family Dental, advanced technologies enable Dr. Palmer to perform an apicoectomy procedure quickly and comfortably to save your tooth. This procedure is done to remove residual inflammation or infection near the root tip that reaches into your jawbone, remove the root tip, and then seal off the opening with a small filling. 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 hardening material call 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.
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Infected tooth and abcess

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Tooth cleaned and shaped

Root filling replaced

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Permanent filling or crown placed

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Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Once your root canal procedure is complete, you’ll be able to live a comfortable and functional life again, free of tooth pain. We’ll provide the necessary instructions to ensure your recovery is fast and healthy. In general, you can expect the following benefits from treatment:

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