When the nerve of a tooth becomes infected or starts to decay, endodontic treatment (root canal therapy) may be necessary to restore the health of the tooth. Root canal therapy is an effective treatment for many patients because it restores function to the tooth, health to the mouth, and does not affect any adjacent teeth. If an infected or seriously decayed tooth is not properly treated, it may die and require extraction (removal). With root canal therapy, we can avoid the need for extraction and preserve your natural tooth. Root canal therapy also helps to alleviate the pain and sensitivity caused by severe tooth infection and injury.
During a root canal in Layton, Utah, Dr. Grant Brough will remove the infected tissues from the tooth, specifically the dental pulp and tooth nerves. He will carefully clean the tooth and then fill it in with a medicated material. Finally, to restore the tooth’s function and structure, we cap the tooth with a dental filling or crown. In most cases, we can complete root canal therapy in just one or two visits to Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Our caring dentist and dental team will make sure that your treatment is as comfortable as possible. For more information on endodontics and root canal therapy, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are eager to care for your smile!