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If you have a root canal treatment quickly approaching, you must have a lot of questions. Well, you are not alone and you’ve come to the right place to find out more. Root canal treatment, which is also known as endodontic therapy, is a beneficial treatment that can restore your oral health and repair your aching, decayed, and infected tooth. To help you know a little more about this therapy, Dr. Nathan Lester and our dental team have some information for you.

Endodontic treatment is necessary to restore and save a tooth that has been extremely infected or decayed. During the treatment, Dr. Nathan Lester will remove the nerve and pulp of the tooth because it will prevent infections to the surrounding tissues and it will prevent abscesses. Then, he will clean and seal the tooth with a dental filling or a dental crown.

Unfortunately, this treatment has a bad rep. However, root canal therapy isn’t as painful as people think it is. In fact, the therapy is less painful than the pain you experienced before the treatment and it has about the same level of pain as the treatment involved in placing a dental filling, which is not very much.

After the treatment, you might be a little sore for a few days. This is because of the natural tissue inflammation. However, you should be able to dull the discomfort by taking over-the-counter pain medication. Typically, you should be able to return to normal activities the day after your treatment. Until then, it’s best to rest.

Do you have questions about endodontic therapy in Evanston, Wyoming? If so, please don’t hesitate to give Wyoming Dental Specialties a call at 307-789-5608. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you seek. We look forward to your phone call and we look forward to hearing from you.