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There are many steps you should take to keep your teeth healthy and strong, but did you know that root canal therapy may be something your teeth could need? For instance, if you don’t have root canal therapy for a tooth that is suffering from an infected root, with extensive decay, or that has experienced injury or trauma, the afflicted tooth might eventually die. Once this happens, your only option may be having your tooth removed and replaced. Luckily, root canal therapy has improved greatly.

This is partially because the instruments our team uses have become more efficient. These improved tools are more flexible, precise, and thinner. These improvements make it easier for our team to perform your treatment more quickly and efficiently. X-Ray imaging has also improved, which lets our dentist make sure your tooth has been adequately cleaned. These tools will also make your procedure much more comfortable.

Still, even though root canal therapy may be a necessary treatment at times, it’s better if you can prevent the need for this procedure. You can usually do so by flossing and brushing your teeth daily from home. It’s also important for you to schedule regular appointments with our team.

If you’re interested in learning more about the care you can receive from our team, or are hoping to learn more about root canal therapy in Riverton, Utah, please give Lighthouse Dental & Orthodontics a call at 801-871-3499. Our dentist, Dr. Samuel Richey, and our team are eager to meet with you soon!