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Root Canal Therapy in Draper, UT

Lack of good oral hygiene can cause several dental issues. A cavity can be a small problem at first, but it can lead to more significant issues if not taken care of quickly and adequately. The bacteria and acid can seep down into the root of your tooth and infect the pulp. One of the only ways to restore your tooth is with a root canal when this happens. This may sound scary, but root canals are safer than ever with today’s technology. At Corner Canyon Family Dental, we have been trained and certified to carry out the root canal therapy procedure in our office.

Therapy Procedure

Once you come in for your root canal, a local anesthetic will be applied. A root canal is a surgical procedure, so we do what we can to prevent pain. If you have questions about dental sedation, please let us know. We are happy to provide sedation dentistry services to our patients who undergo root canal treatment.


The dentist will begin by numbing the area and cleaning and drying your teeth. The doctor will then open the tooth using a small dental drill. Normally the doctor will enter from the crown of the tooth. Once the tooth is exposed, the pulp will be drained, dried, and sealed off again to ensure no lasting bacteria can enter the tooth again. The sealing portion of the procedure is similar to a dental filling, and we will use the same kind of material. Once the tooth is sealed, the process is complete.


After your root canal, it is natural to experience some sensitivity in your mouth. The doctor may prescribe you some pain medication to help with any uncomfortable feelings that you may deal with. Ice is recommended to help with swelling. You should only eat soft foods, and you can brush your teeth as you normally would, just being extra gentle around the tooth that received the root canal.

Are Root Canals Painful?

Root canals today are more comfortable due to new technology and dental anesthesia methods. Patients may experience some sensitivity after their root canal treatment, but medication can be prescribed to help the healing process. Corner Canyon Family Dental offers computerized anesthetic injections using our STA Unit. Our computer-controlled injection technology is painless and allows our doctors extreme control and accuracy. At Corner Canyon Family Dental, we understand patients may experience anxiety when they require a root canal procedure. Our team will ensure you can receive the dental care you need, and keep you comfortable and relaxed during your procedure.

Choosing a Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction?

A root canal is required when a patient has an infection in the pulp area of a tooth. Tooth infections must be treated quickly to help save the tooth and avoid complications. At Corner Canyon Family Dental your oral health is our priority, and our team will always try and save your natural tooth before resorting to a dental extraction.


Root canal procedures can treat a tooth infection or a dental abscess, and restore your tooth back to a healthy condition. In many cases, dental crowns are placed over your natural tooth after a root canal procedure. The tooth crown acts as a "cap" and provides protection to keep future bacteria out. Root canals can help to maintain root support and keep other teeth from shifting out of place.


Tooth extractions in some cases are necessary if the tooth is extremely compromised and can not be saved. If you choose a dental extraction, there is a risk you could lose bone or structure in the mouth and jaw over time. Adjacent teeth can shift out of place and cause problems with speaking or eating. At Corner Canyon Family Dental, we offer many teeth replacement options to help patients restore their smiles after a tooth extraction. As part of our detailed consultation process, we will examine your teeth and look at the severity of the tooth infection. Root canals are almost always recommended to help save your tooth and restore function.

What Are Symptoms That Indicate I May Need a Root Canal?

Most patients experience pain in or around a tooth that may indicate something is wrong, while others may experience no symptoms at all. Knowing the common signs or symptoms of needing a root canal can help you know when to call your dentist. At Corner Canyon Family Dental, we are always available to help provide support and get you seen right away if you are experiencing symptoms of needing a root canal.


Root Canal Symptoms


  • Severe tooth pain
  • Pain while chewing
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Discoloration on a tooth
  • Inflammation or swelling in the gum tissue around a tooth
  • Dental Abscess (Tooth Infection)
  • Fever

Do I Need a Dental Crown After a Root Canal?

After a root canal, a dental crown is typically placed over the natural tooth to help protect and seal the tooth from further deterioration. Root canals help to remove any infected tissue and clean out and seal the area. If a tooth crown is not used after a root canal there is a risk the tooth will become reinfected. Dental crowns can keep a tooth from falling apart and are custom-made to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth. At Corner Canyon Family Dental, we use only use state of the art technology, and tooth crowns can be made conveniently right here in our Draper, UT office.


Our consultation process at Corner Canyon Family Dental includes a detailed dental exam to determine the severity of the tooth infection. Our team will prepare you for the procedure and let you know if you require a dental crown after root canal treatment. We care about our patients and want you to be prepared with what is required before your procedure. Our team works above and beyond to ensure your experience at Corner Canyon Family Dental is positive. Let our team restore your smile and get you feeling healthy again with our root canal therapy.

Are You Experiencing Symptoms of a Root Canal?

If you want to find out more about root canal therapy, or are experiencing symptoms of needing a root canal, contact Corner Canyon Family Dental. Our patients trust us and always receive the highest level of care. We use the latest dental technology and can help rid you of tooth pain and restore your smile quickly. Contact Corner Canyon Family Dental today for your dental restoration needs.


To schedule an appointment contact Corner Canyon Family Dental, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

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