Root Canal Treatment is a Painless, Fast, and Safe Way to Preserve Natural Teeth

There’s nothing that quite beats a natural tooth. So, when you have a badly decayed or damaged tooth that can’t be saved by a filling or crown alone, Seasons Dental in Burley, Idaho, offers root canal therapy to save your tooth. A root canal won’t get anyone excited, but it’s a vital procedure to relieve pain and salvage your tooth. 

Signs you need a root canal

A root canal is needed when an infection reaches the pulp chamber through a crack or cavity in your tooth. Bad bacteria inflame the nerves, blood vessels, and other tissues in the pulp, causing extreme pain. 

An infected tooth has numerous symptoms that are hard to ignore. Some include.

  • A toothache that won’t go away and worsens when you bite into something
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth discoloration—an infected tooth darkens as the pulp chamber dies off
  • A recurring pimple-like swelling on the gums
  • Swollen gums and face
  • Chronic bad breath

Don’t “brave” the pain and other discomforts when you suspect an infected tooth. The infection won’t go away on its own, and the ache and tenderness in the tooth will continue to increase. Antibiotics will not help too. The only remedy for an infected tooth is a root canal. Otherwise, failing to treat an infected tooth leaves extraction as the only viable procedure. 

What to expect from the root canal treatment

Root canals can be scary, but you have nothing to worry about when we recommend this procedure in our office. Before treatment, we’ll precisely anesthetize your gums to temporarily block sensory signals from your nerves. This way, you won’t feel any pain. While anesthesia alone works for many patients, we offer sedation dentistry for added comfort. We will only start the procedure once you are comfortable.

The root canal procedure starts with isolating your tooth with a rubber dam to seal out contaminants. Then, we’ll make a small opening on your tooth to access the tooth internals. Using this opening, the dentist will remove the diseased tissues from the pulp chamber and root canals. Then, we’ll clean and sanitize the tooth thoroughly to remove all traces of harmful bacteria. 

Next, the dentist will seal the empty chamber with gutta-percha to prevent future infections. Finally, the dentist will fill the access hole with a dental filling. However, if your tooth is significantly weakened, we’ll take your bite impressions to fabricate a crown.

Happy patient with the doctors

Save your tooth today with root canal treatment

New technologies have made root canals easier and virtually painless. So, the news of a root canal in Burley, Idaho, shouldn’t have you running for the hills—we’ll observe great care to ensure optimal comfort at all times!

Ready for a root canal at Seasons Dental? Call (208) 679-1679 to schedule an appointment with Drs. Chad Bodily and Ty Bodily.