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Root Canal Therapy

Pain Relief for Severely Hurting Teeth

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Why Choose Park City Dentistry for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Same-Day Appointments Available for Patients in Pain
  • Sedation Dentistry Makes Every Procedure Comfortable
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Office with a Gorgeous View

Youch! Do you have the kind of toothache that is so bad you can’t go to work or hang out with friends? If so, then root canal therapy might be exactly what you need to experience fast relief. Despite its dubious reputation, this procedure is actually one of the best tools Dr. Calderwood has for stopping dental pain, not causing it! Rather than just sitting and suffering with a hurting tooth, be sure to give Park City Dentistry a call today so we can put a stop to it!

Painful Pulp

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Your teeth contain several layers: the outer protective enamel, a secondary layer of sensitive dentin, and an inner pulp that contains components commonly referred to as the “nerve” of the tooth. Each pulp chamber branches off, forming canals that lead toward the tooth root tip. These infamous root canals provide a means for the tooth to absorb what it needs from the blood and get rid of toxins or other unnecessary materials via the bloodstream. A deep cavity, traumatic injury, or tooth fracture can make the canal susceptible to bacterial infection, which can kill the pulp, stimulate increased blood flow, and create pressure within the tooth. This can cause severe tooth pain and may initiate bone degeneration, tooth loss, and even more acute pain. If you see a dentist in the earliest stages of this condition, the tooth may be saved with a root canal. Otherwise, it may be extracted and replaced with a prosthetic.

Easy Does It

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Will root canal therapy hurt? Not with today's advanced analgesics and technology. In fact, the entire process can be so comfortable that many patients doze off. Oftentimes, root canal therapy can be completed in a single appointment. We simply clean out the diseased canal, fill it with a biologically inert substance, seal it from further infection, and you're on your way. While some patients experience post-procedural soreness or slight tissue inflammation, these are controllable with over-the-counter analgesics. Follow-up care involves thorough home hygiene and regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups.