The pulp or living part of the tooth, which lives underneath the outer layer of enamel can occasionally become infected or die. Root canal therapy is almost always necessary to save the tooth. Infected pulp often occurs when the tooth sustains a cavity, crack, or some other type of severe trauma and can result in extreme discomfort or pain. If you suspect you have a dying tooth, you should make an appointment to see us in Orem, Lindon, or Vineyard immediately.
Inside each tooth there is pulp. The pulp contains the nerve and blood vessels of the tooth. Part of the pulp extends into the root area of the tooth or the “root canal.” If a tooth becomes infected or irritated, the pulp often suffers and becomes inflamed, resulting in pulpitis, a very painful condition. If the inflammation isn’t cured, the tooth may eventually die. The death of a tooth can lead to a dental abscess (infection in the jaw bone), which can lead to more extensive damage if not treated. If the tooth is too far gone, a dentist can remove the living tissue of the tooth to prevent infection and future damage.
Once the living tissue is removed, the dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth and then place a filling in the hollow space to keep the tooth infection-free. Once the root canal is finished, patients should experience a significant amount of relief.
Patients have said that root canals at Canyon Gate Dental are therapeutic and worthwhile experiences. Most would agree that a root canal at our office is no more painful than having a filling done. If you have a toothache, contact our office at your earliest convenience. We promise to take good care of your teeth and to make your experience in the chair as comfortable as possible.
Very friendly staff and great with care! Dr. Young is very kind, and efficient as well. The decor is nice and relaxing with a nice secluded play area as well. Great atmosphere.
I hadn’t been to the dentist in a really long time because I didn’t like my previous dentist. I loved canyon gate dental, they were so sweet and caring and Dr Young was very nice and you could tell he wanted to help. They worked with me and gave me a plan for what I needed. Highly recommended!
Canyon Gate Dental is a great place to go to get your teeth clean and worked on! I have been pleased with their work (I have been going there for seven years). They have good music and the dentist will occasionally sing along. 🙂 I haven’t met someone yet that isn’t friendly and they have reasonable prices.
I’ve been seeing Dr. Payne for over a decade (actually, it’s approaching two decades — yikes). He has terrific staff! Dr. Payne is one of the most personable people I know. He’s always concerned about my comfort and gives a very thorough exam. I highly recommend.