Endodontic therapy, often called root canal therapy, is the removal of the pulp tissue from the tooth. The pulp tissue refers to the nerve and blood vessels of the tooth. Root canal therapy may be necessary to save your natural tooth if the pulp tissue is irreversibly damaged by bacteria associated with decay, very deep fillings, tooth fracture or trauma, or periodontal disease.
Some of the symptoms of infected pulp tissue may include pain, swelling, or even a low fever. Our dentist at Smile Dental Studio will begin a root canal treatment by numbing your mouth with a local anesthetic. We will then remove tooth tissues until we reach the pulp. Our team will carefully remove the pulp from the pulp chamber of your tooth and the root canals. After cleaning these areas, we will place a medicated material that fights any remaining infection. We will then restore the tooth structure with a dental crown.
Using the latest technology Dr. Denny Cho is able to complete root canal treatments comfortably and in much less time than previously possible. If you have a toothache and need root canal therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah, then please give us a call so we can help you take care of your tooth right away!