A dentist’s pronouncement that a root canal is needed often ranks high on people’s “never wish to hear” lists. The anticipation of a painful procedure leads many to put it off as long as possible. Unfortunately, the infection won’t go away on its own, and the ache and tenderness in the tooth continues to increase, until it is simply unbearable.

Our facility offers the best sedation dentistry techniques available today, with a variety of options to fit your unique situation. Whether you prefer the pain relief of over-the-counter or prescription medicines, or you need stronger options, we won’t start any work until we have reduced your anxiety and eliminated any chance of discomfort.

Though most think they would prefer just about anything as an alternative to a root canal, it is actually an excellent choice to maintain dental health at minimal expense. A tooth that is damaged to the point that the root becomes infected can be pulled, but that leads to a whole host of new issues.

Leaving a gap can disrupt other teeth, changing your bite, and potentially causing problems with your jaw. On the other hand, bridges and implants can replace your missing tooth, but these procedures are usually more invasive than root canal therapy. Keeping your own tooth by removing the infected tissue and adding a crown is the best way to keep your whole mouth healthy with the least amount of dental work.

Recent decades have introduced new technologies to make root canals faster and more efficient. Dentists are now able to more accurately measure the exact amount of tissue that must be removed, leaving more of the tooth’s structure intact. The entire process, from beginning to end, should take no more than two hours. Your dentist will extract the diseased root, disinfect the space, and fill, then take impressions for a crown to be placed at a future appointment.

Call or email us today for your consultation, and take the first step in regaining your dental health.  Our office has convenient hours, and is simple to find at 425 N. Overland Ave. Burley, ID 83318 (next to WalMart).