Root Canal Therapy - Post Falls, ID

Treating the Root of the Matter Saves Teeth

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Dr. Jason allred

Pain-Free Treatment to Alleviate Tooth Pain

About 15 million teeth are saved every year with root canal treatment. A root canal is necessary when a tooth’s pulp becomes inflamed or infected. If pulp infection is left untreated, this can cause severe pain and lead to an abscess. While the perception that root canals are painful began decades ago, advances in dental technology have resulted in root canals that are no more uncomfortable than having a cavity filled.

At River City Dentistry and Implants, we strive to change patients’ thoughts about root canal treatment using technologies that enable a painless approach while alleviating dental anxiety. During a root canal in our Post Falls, ID office, our highly skilled dentist removes the infected pulp and nerve in your tooth root, cleans and shapes the inside of the root canal, then fills and seals the space.

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The Out-of-Sight, Essential Tooth Root

A tooth root comprises the lower two-thirds of your tooth and serves to anchor it in position and keep your jawbone healthy. The root canal space is located below the pulp chamber in what is called the radicular portion of the tooth. The end tip of the tooth root is called the apex. Root canals can be round, oval, long oval, flattened or irregular. In most people, incisors, canines and premolars have one root, while molars have two or three, each of which can get infected.

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Signs You Need a Root Canal

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Dedicated to Painless Root Canals

When the pulp inside your tooth root becomes infected, the pulp and bacteria must be removed to save your tooth, oral health, and overall health. Dr. Jason Allred first numbs the treatment site with a local anesthetic during a root canal in Post Falls, ID. If you suffer from dental anxiety or need additional sedation, we offer diverse sedation options. Either way, you won’t feel any pain, although you may experience slight pressure as we complete the procedure.

We drill a small hole in your tooth crown to access the pulp chamber and carefully clean out all the bacteria and infected pulp and tissues. Then, we fill and seal the end with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterward, the tooth is restored with a crown or serving to protect it and restore normal function. We accept many insurance plans and offer third-party financing to ensure your treatment is both painless and affordable.

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Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

When Dr. Allred performs a root canal in Post Falls, ID, this will enable you to live a comfortable and functional life free of tooth pain. The benefits of root canal treatment include:

How to Prevent Root Canals

The best way to prevent a root canal is to practice good oral hygiene, avoid hard food that can crack teeth, and protect your teeth when playing sports. Follow these additional precautions:

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There’s no need to fear pain-free root canal treatment in Post Falls, ID!

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