The mouth is a complex interaction of a lot of different parts of your body, and there are many things happening in it that you don’t see. Beneath the teeth and gums are the roots, blood vessels, and nerves that support them. If an infection happens in this area a root canal treatment might be necessary.
The root canal is a set of tubes inside the roots of a tooth that allow the supporting blood vessels and nerves to supply nutrients to the tooth. If this tube gets infected, it can cause a lot of pain and potentially kill the tooth. A root canal treatment can clear out the infection and save the tooth.
To treat your infected root canal, Drs. Frandsen and Dansie will first numb the tooth to ensure that you experience as little discomfort as possible. Then our dentists will open the tooth to the infected pulp cavity. After that, they will remove the infected parts of the pulp and replace them with plugs that will secure the root of the tooth.
While many people may feel uncertain about getting a root canal treatment, there is no need. Drs. Frandsen and Dansie are very skilled at keeping you comfortable for both the treatment at our office in Grantsville, Utah, and for caring for the tooth during recovery.