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Root Canal Treatment Idaho Falls

Have a Hurting Tooth? We Can Save It!

Dentist smiling at patient after root canal treatment in Idaho Falls

Root canals have a reputation for being extremely painful, but the truth of the matter is that the pain associated with root canals is typically caused by all of the factors leading up to the procedure, not the procedure itself. You see, once a tooth is fully grown, it actually has very little need for the internal workings of the tooth like the nerve and the pulp. This means that after root canal treatment, your tooth can function just like it had never happened in most situations. If you have any questions about the process of root canal treatment in Idaho Falls, you can talk to our emergency dentist directly. You can also read on to learn more!

Why Choose Cline Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for Root Canal Treatment?

  • Multiple Sedation Options Available
  • Open Early
    and Late
  • Emergency Patients Welcome

Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

Woman looking at emergency dentist while holding cheek due to tooth pain

The easiest way to find out if you need root canal treatment is by having an exam done by an honest, experienced dentist like Dr. Cline. With that said, there are a few common symptoms that are associated with the need for this tooth-saving treatment, including:

  • A persistent, throbbing toothache
  • A pimple-like bump on your gums
  • Chronic sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages
  • Dark discoloration on one or more of your teeth
  • A sharp pain when biting down

These (and any other abnormal dental symptoms) warrant a call to our Idaho Falls dental office.

The Root Canal Process

Prop of a tooth that shows the nerves and inner chambers

Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal therapy. Although each case is unique, the first step is always numbing the area around your tooth with a local anesthetic so you remain comfortable. During the procedure itself, the inflamed or infected pulp is carefully removed and the inside of the tooth (where the pulp originally was) is carefully cleaned and disinfected. Once the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, the tooth is then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterward, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.

The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal

Man in dental chair smiling after root canal

Although the reputation of root canal treatment would have you believe that it’s a scary procedure, it actually:

  • Is virtually pain-free – The things that put someone in a situation where they need a root canal can definitely cause a great deal of pain, but the procedure itself should feel similar to getting a routine filling.
  • Is quick – Depending on your personal circumstance, a root canal can often be done in one visit.
  • Is better than a tooth extraction – Dr. Cline always leans toward helping you keep as many of your natural teeth as possible while still accomplishing your desired look.

If you have a certain look that you would like to achieve, or if you would like to get some ideas on what can be done to help you be more confident in your smile, call our dental office today to schedule an appointment or request a consultation!

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