There are two words that can strike fear into the most courageous of souls: root canal. But at Jordan Landing Smiles in West Jordan, root canals are performed with the patient’s comfort uppermost in mind.

A root canal is a procedure done to save a tooth. It treats the inside of the tooth, and becomes necessary when a cavity infects its interior, which can cause increased sensitivity and a whole lot of pain.

The technical term for a root canal is endodontic therapy. It works like this: after an access hole is drilled in the surface of the infected tooth, the damaged interior, or pulp, is removed. The remaining tooth is thoroughly cleaned, filled, and sealed. A crown is placed over the whole thing to protect it, and provide a natural-looking appearance.

No one likes going to the dentist to begin with, and root canals have the reputation of being painful. We offer sedation dentistry, including IV sedation, for those with dental anxiety.

West Jordan Dental Office  also offers cosmetic dentistry, and other services.  Call today to schedule an appointment or consultation.