Root Canal Treatment
If a tooth keeps causing you pain, you need to act now.
It may harbor a dangerous infection in the pulp that could cause bone loss in your jaw or even spread throughout your body.
Foothill Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, offers root canal treatment that can end your discomfort and save your tooth from harmful bacteria.
Start Learning about Root Canal Treatment
What Is a Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal treatment is a necessary dental procedure that restores oral health after a tooth's root canal becomes infected. During the root canal, your dentist will remove the soft pulp from inside the tooth to clear the infection and prevent it from damaging your tooth or spreading.
You're Not Alone!
Needing a root canal can sound scary. However, it's actually a very common dental procedure. Dentists complete more than 15 million root canals per year, according to the American Association of Endodontists.
Signs That May Indicate a Root Canal Infection
If you have a toothache that refuses to go away, you might already suspect that your root canal needs treatment. Other symptoms include:
- Increased temperature sensitivity
- A loose tooth
- Swelling in the gums
- A pus-filled pimple on the gums
- Pain in your jaw or face
- A change in a tooth's color
The Solution to Root Canal Pain? Gentle Root Canal Therapy
Contrary to all the jokes about root canals, the pain from a root canal is not from the treatment, it's from the infection. Foothill Dental in Salt Lake City, Utah, uses state-of-the-art tools and anesthetics to treat the infection painlessly.
Have Dental Pain? Let Us Help! Call for a Consultation
Symptoms can be hard for the average person to diagnose. Even if you've noticed symptoms that indicate you may need a root canal, you are likely still unsure.
At Foothill Dental, our dentists use advanced diagnostic tools to determine what is causing your problem and determine the right course of action. If you have a root canal infection, our modern, gentle techniques will provide relief and put you on the path to recovery. Our trusted practice has provided comprehensive dental care to Salt Lake City and surrounding communities for more than 30 years.
Do you think you may need a root canal? Protect your health with timely treatment. Contact Foothill Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, or call us at
Kind Words From Our Salt Lake City Patients
Dr David and Tonya did a fantastic job! They explained everything involved with the procedure for my root canal, including all costs, no surprises. The entire staff is warm and welcoming.View on Google
If anyone is searching for a new dentist or a better experience, I would highly recommend Foothill Dental. The staff are consistently friendly and provide impeccable service. Truly, you will not find a better experience.View on Google
What Are the Risks Of Untreated Root Canal Infections?
You don't want to let an infection go untreated. Not only is the infection likely painful, but the infection can travel from the roots of the tooth into the gums and jaw. From there, the infection could seep into the bloodstream and spread throughout your body.
Risks you may face if a root canal goes untreated:
- Bone loss around the tip of the tooth
- Tooth loss
- Swelling that can spread to the face, neck, or head
- Sepsis, a dangerous immune system response
Our dentists use the latest in modern dentistry techniques to bring relief and restore your oral health. Treatment now can avoid losing the infected tooth and requiring a bridge or dental implant to replace it.
How Does a Root Canal Work?
Just the words "root canal" alone can cause stress. We can alleviate your fears. The dentists at Foothill Dental use state-of-the-art techniques and gentle dentistry to treat infected canals and restore your oral health. Our dentists go above and beyond to ensure each patient gets thoughtful, thorough care.
Now, let's help put you at ease by describing how a typical root canal works at our Salt Lake City practice:
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A Closer Look at Root Canal Treatments
Restoring Your Smile After a Root Canal With a CEREC Machine
Traditional crowns require multiple appointments over several weeks to prepare the tooth, design the crown, send it to a dental lab for fabrication, and then restore the tooth.
Foothill Dental does all those steps in one appointment using our advanced CEREC technology, a computer-aided design and manufacturing unit.
Our precision computer mapping allows us to design custom crowns that are both durable and beautiful. We color-match your crown so it blends in with your natural teeth and our computer-guided milling ensures the crown fits comfortably and restores your natural bite.
Paying for Your Root Canal
Prices tend to differ between front and back teeth. Usually, front teeth cost around $600 to $700, while back teeth cost around $800 to $900. If costs concern you, it's important to realize that a crown is much less expensive than a dental implant, which you may need if you lose the tooth to infection.
If you are concerned about how to pay for a crown, we have some reassurance for you. Insurance typically covers at least part of your root canal treatment. However, if you have high out-of-pocket expenses, Foothill Dental also offers financing options. Just contact us for details.
You Can Trust Foothill Dental with Your Smile!
"This was the best dental experience I have ever had...Was lots of cavities, three root canals (with two needing done more than once and one being done a total of three times over my life) and lots more...My bite sits comfortably, and they always make sure to do everything right down to the T... " Emily Wilson, 5-Star Review