Endodontic Services

Endodontic Services

Mild tooth pain should never be ignored. A toothache may be caused by more severe factors like tooth infection or abscess—conditions that, left untreated, may result in tooth loss. Our highly-trained team is committed to helping you maintain your beautiful, natural smile for a lifetime.

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Endodontist: Saving Smiles In The Greater Salt Lake Area

When is Endodontic Treatment Necessary

Tooth pain is a symptom that may indicate serious problems with the nerve. Your teeth are made up of a hard outer structure composed of enamel and dentin that surrounds and protects the pulp or the “nerve” of the tooth. Trauma or exposure of the nerve requires treatment in order to prevent or rid infection.
Here are a few reasons for Endodontic Treatment:

  • If a cavity grows large enough, it will eventually expose the nerve
  • A fractured tooth may extend to the nerve
  • Decay underneath an existing filling or crown may reach the nerve

Dr. Rasch is highly-trained in Root Canal Therapy, the most common procedure to treat pulp infections and save teeth from extraction. We perform our treatments with the latest, state-of-the-art technology to ensure the relief and safety of our patients.

Dentist Endodontics – Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy is a multi-stage procedure and can be carried out over one to three visits, depending on the health of the tooth and root canals. It is a detailed treatment that involves the shaping, disinfecting, and removing of the diseased pulp.
Before we proceed with the treatment, we generally use a local anaesthetic to numb the tooth. We use specially designed instruments and insert them into the canals to thoroughly remove the damaged pulp and shape the canals. The canals are then disinfected and filled with a dental compound.
A final X-ray will be provided to show the finished root filling.

Call us at 801-277-1916 to schedule an appointment. Earn more than just a smile from Village Dental.

Root Canal Treatment

A Root canal is a procedure typically recommended for severe tooth decay or tooth pulp infection. Here are some conditions that may indicate the need for a root canal.