Endodontics, or specifically root canal treatment, is a crucial procedure in dental care, focusing on saving teeth that might otherwise need to be removed due to infection or decay. Our dental practices is dedicated to providing each patient with compassionate, comprehensive care and we understand the importance of easing any concerns you might have about undergoing a root canal.

Root canal treatment or endodontic therapy involves treating infection at the center of a tooth. It aims not only to treat the current problem but also to prevent further infections. The process includes removing the infected or damaged pulp from inside the tooth, then cleaning, disinfecting and filling the space to restore the tooth’s structure. The need for a root canal can arise from several conditions, including deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns or a crack or chip in the tooth.

The thought of a root canal can be unsettling for many, but advances in dental technology and anesthesia have made the procedure as comfortable as possible, often comparable to having a filling placed. The procedure involves diagnosing and preparing the tooth with imaging technology, numbing the area around the tooth for your comfort and then removing the infected pulp. The root canal system is then meticulously cleaned and disinfected by Dr. Brett Richins or Dr. CJ Dorny before being filled with a biocompatible material and sealed. Most teeth that undergo a root canal will require a crown to protect and restore them to full function.

Root canal treatment plays a vital role in preserving natural teeth, maintaining oral health and ensuring overall well-being. By removing infection and safeguarding the tooth against future infections, this procedure can relieve pain and prevent the spread of infection. Embracing root canal treatment in Highland and Lehi, Utah, is a step towards maintaining a healthy, vibrant smile. Together, our dentists and team can ensure the health and longevity of your teeth, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of good oral health. Call us today to set up your consultation at our dental practices to see if you may need a root canal.