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Is an infected or inflamed tooth causing you to have a painful toothache? Have you been told that root canal therapy may be in your best interest to restore normal function to the tooth? We will gladly provide your treatment options and help you determine if root canal therapy is right for your weakened tooth.

Root canal therapy is a common treatment for relieving dental pain and saving an infected tooth. If you have concerns about receiving root canal therapy because you have been told it can be painful, take heart in knowing that a root canal procedure feels much like receiving a dental filling, and our team will ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. A root canal is designed to relieve dental pain while preserving a damaged tooth.

If you decide to move forward with receiving a root canal at Wyoming Dental Specialties, you can expect the following steps during your procedure:

— Our team will take dental X-rays to pinpoint the location of the infection.

— We will numb the tooth and surrounding area with a local numbing agent to ensure you remain comfortable.

— Dr. Nathan Lester removes the infected pulp and cleans and disinfects the tooth chamber thoroughly.

— Our doctor then fills the tooth chamber with a rubbery dental material called gutta-percha before filling and sealing the tooth.

— Until a dental crown can be placed over the tooth to help it function normally, we may provide temporary filling material to cover the gutta-percha.

As you can see, undergoing a root canal procedure should not be a nerve-wracking experience, but one that can relieve tooth pain. To learn more about receiving root canal therapy in Evanston, Wyoming, or to schedule a consultation with our team, call Wyoming Dental Specialties at 307-789-5608 today.