Mountain Shadows Dental

Root Canal Therapy

Sometimes when the nerves of teeth experience damage to the point of becoming painful or infected, a root canal may be the recommended treatment. Dr. Lere will carefully evaluate your teeth using specialized magnified lenses to determine if a root canal will help us save your tooth. 

Our doctor performs routine root canal therapy in the comfort of our Firestone dental office, without the need for a referral to a specialist. He is gentle and treats our patients with the care and compassion that they deserve.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Pain, swelling, sensitivity to temperature, facial swelling, and tenderness can all indicate that you may have an infected tooth requiring root canal therapy.

Root canal therapy is often the only option to save a troubled tooth and prevent it from requiring an extraction. Once Dr. Lere determines that root canal therapy will benefit you, he will prepare you for treatment by making sure you are completely numb and comfortable. Then he will create a small access hole in your tooth so that he can clean out the infected nerve and decay.

Once he removes all of the bacteria, he will place medication in the canal and fill it to prevent re-infection.

Post-Treatment Recommendations

After root canal therapy, you should begin to feel improvement in your symptoms. Your pain and swelling will subside after your body has a chance to take over healing. Some residual sensitivity may linger for a few days, but it will disappear soon.

After your procedure, Dr. Lere may recommend a permanent restoration such as a filling or crown to protect your tooth and stabilize it. The type of restoration that will work best for you depends on the location of your root canal treatment and your specific needs. Dr. Lere can outline your options after a complete evaluation.

Are You Experiencing Dental Pain?

If you have dental pain, do not hesitate to call! Call Mountain Shadows Dental to schedule an appointment. Dr. Lere will determine the cause of your pain and provide you with treatment options to restore the health and function of your smile.