Have you noticed any of the following symptoms?
- Severe tooth pain, especially when chewing or biting down
- Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
- A darkening or discoloration of the tooth
- Increased tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- A recurring or persistent pimple on the gums
These are all common symptoms of tooth infection. When a tooth is infected in the inner tissues of the tooth, called the dental pulp, the tooth may die and require extraction if it is not properly treated. We provide root canal therapy at Arbor Dental to restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction. Root canal therapy also helps to prevent the infection from spreading to the healthy areas of your smile.
During root canal therapy, our gentle dentists remove the infected tissues from the tooth and thoroughly sanitize the tooth. We often need to reshape the root canal system as well to remove the infection and prevent further disease. The tooth is then filled and capped with a restoration, such as a dental crown. A root canal in Cedar City, Utah, typically requires just one or two visits to our office. If you think root canal therapy may be the right treatment choice for your smile, we invite you to contact Dr. Glazier by calling our office today. We look forward to helping you achieve a smile that is healthy and pain free.