Root Canal Therapy – Salt Lake City, UT

Stop Tooth Pain for Good

Woman in pain before root canal therapy

Natural teeth have been proven to withstand intense stress, but sometimes even they can sustain serious trauma. This often leads to infection, swelling, and pain. Many patients have a tendency to ignore dental pain for several days, thinking that it will take care of itself. However, mouth pain only gets worse over time; that’s why you should seek the care of a dentist when it occurs. Like any acute damage to the body, your tooth will need restorative dentistry to heal, such as a root canal therapy in our Salt Lake City, UT dental office. 


Why Choose Sugar House Smiles for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Walker Has Advanced Endodontic Training
  • Sedation Dentistry Available
  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments


The Anatomy of a Root Canal

Animated inside of a tooth used to explain root canal therapy

Human teeth have a protective coating called enamel, which is actually the strongest substance in the human body. At the center of each tooth, beneath a layer of sensitive dentin, there are also root canals that house what we call the pulp or nerve. This nerve keeps the tooth alive. If you experience a deep cavity or crack that compromises the tooth’s nerve, the tooth can become infected and die. Your body will then increase blood flow to the tooth, which creates pressure. The toothache you feel is a direct result of that pressure. Often, our team will recommend root canal therapy to re-establish good oral health and save the tooth from extraction.


Root Canal Therapy

Dentist using model smile to describe root canal therapy

Modern root canal therapy is more efficient and comfortable than ever. In most cases, the procedure can be completed in a single dental office visit! We ensure that our patients feel relaxed during the procedure, so don’t be surprised if you actually fall asleep. In addition, we offer various levels of sedation dentistry for total peace of mind and body. During a root canal, the doctor will remove infection from the tooth and fill the canal with a man made substance. He’ll then seal the tooth with a crown. Our Salt Lake City family dental office offers durable, attractive BruxZir Solid Zirconia crowns that blend seamlessly with your smile, so not only will your comfort be restored with root canal therapy, but the aesthetics of your smile will also be pleasing as well.


If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, contact our Salt Lake City family dental office for an appointment today. We make every effort to see patients with problems the same day. If we find that you have a deep infection or decay, a root canal may relieve the pain and restore health to your tooth. Patients in the Salt Lake Valley will find our dental office conveniently located.