Root Canal

Center for Dental Excellence offers top rated root canals Pocatello residents trust. 

Root canals, or endodontic therapy, are dental procedures that help remove damaged nerves from the inside of a tooth. When the damaged nerve is removed, the exposed holes are cleaned and sealed. A dental crown is then placed over the entire tooth to protect and strengthen it. If a tooth is beyond repair, the entire tooth may need to be removed. In this instance, a dental bridge or implant would be recommended. Patients require a root canal when decay and bacteria have infected the nerve of a tooth, when there has been extensive damage to a tooth after trauma, when a tooth is fractured, frequent dental work over several years, or an immune system issue that causes the resorption or destruction of the root of a tooth.

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Although there aren’t any clear cut symptoms that indicate the need for a root canal, dental pain is always a big indicator that there is a problem. Sensitivity to temperature, aches and pains, pain during biting and chewing, or general swelling in the area could indicate the need for a root canal. Keep in mind that if you are experiencing any of these symptoms call your Pocatello dentist, Dr. Stoddard.

Be sure to continue seeing Dr. Stoddard on a regular basis so he can check the condition of your teeth before there is a problem. To see if you need a root canal to correct any dental issues you may be experiencing, call (208) 238-0011 to schedule an appointment.