Dreading your root canal? Come to About Dental Care where we will do everything to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Dr. Bryce Alldredge uses the latest in dental technology to prevent discomfort and ensure healing. If you need to schedule a root canal in St. George, Utah, contact our office at 435-652-9105 and get in touch with our dentist.
Root canal treatments is a type of endodontic therapy, meaning that it is a treatment for the inner nerves and tissues of the tooth, also known as the dental pulp. Root canals are recommended when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected or damaged by injury or decay. If left untreated, this type of damage can cause the tooth to die, leading to the need for an extraction.
Root canals work by removing the infected and damaged tissue, filling the tooth with a medicated material to prevent further infection, and then sealing the tooth off with a custom restoration — usually a dental crown. This prevents a tooth extraction from being necessary and allows you to continue using your tooth for many years to come. In many cases, a root canal treatment can be completed in just one or two appointments.
Historically, root canals have had a reputation for being painful. Thanks to advances in dental techniques and anesthesia, however, root canals can be performed with little to no discomfort. At About Dental Care, we offer oral conscious sedation to minimize discomfort and help you receive your treatment with ease.
For more information about root canal therapy and to set up an appointment with our experienced dentist, please contact our office today.