Root Canal Specialist in Utah

Root Canal Aftercare Utah

Many patients can feel anxious when they’re told they need a root canal, but at Greater Endodontics we utilize the latest technologies and techniques to minimize the pain associated with a traditional root canal. Our root canal specialist in Utah uses Gentle Wave, a less invasive and more accurate root canal procedure. If you are located in Utah and need a root canal procedure, the Greater Endodontics office is here to serve you. You can expect an anxiety and pain free procedure when you visit our office.

Aftercare - Root Canal Treatment

If you experience difficulty breathing at any time, contact EMS (911).


You may experience tenderness in your jaw or limited opening, from the local anesthetic. It is relatively normal for your tooth to be sore to the touch or bite following treatment. As a general rule - the more pain you had prior to treatment, the more likely you"ll have greater pain following treatment. It takes you body time to remove the inflammation. As your body begins to heal, it is normal to feel tenderness in the area over the next few weeks to months. As long as the trend is better week-by-week, please be patient.

Contact our office if you experience any of the following: visual swelling. allergic reactions, rashes, hives or itching.


Take 800 mg Ibuprofen (4 Advil every 6-8 hours for 72 hours, even when there is no pain) as this will help expedite the healing process. Do not exceed 3200 mg in a 24 hour period! As needed, take 1000 mg 121 Tylenol at the same time as the Ibuprofen. (Tylenol is known to be a faster acting pain reliever, however it does not reduce swelling.) Do not exceed 400 mg in a 24 hour period! When prescription drugs such as 4000 Norco or Percocet are recommended, they are to be used in place of Tylenol. Take both with food. Follow the advised precautions from the pharmacy insert.


Continue to brush and floss, but be careful not to disrupt the temporary filling.

Temporary Filling


Congratulations on deciding to save your tooth. We hope it lasts a lifetime! The root canal procedure you had performed is the first step in returning your tooth to full form and function.

Please appoint to see your general dentist within the next few weeks, even if the tooth feels a little sore.


As a courtesy, we have provided you with a temporary filling at no charge. It is normal to feel rough, or "dished out" surfaces on a temporary filling. If you believe your temporary is biting "high" or has fallen completely out, please return to our office.

Use caution while eating or clenching your teeth, especially while laking pain meds. You may generate excessive forces that only a properly crowned tooth can handle.

A ComfortableRoot Canal Alternative

If you’ve been told you need a root canal in Utah, you’re probably looking for an alternative—one that still lets you keep your natural tooth. A minimally invasive approach that delivers a higher standard of clean. The GentleWave Procedure effectively removes the bacteria that live throughout your root canal system.

  • A Root Canal Alternative for Anxious Patients
  • Minimally Invasive
  • One Session Procedure
  • Drill free technologies
  • Reduces Risk of Infection/ Failure
  • Faster Healing than Traditional Root Canals
  • Cleans the Deepest Portions of the Root Canal System
  • Lasting results
  • Simple Cost Structures
  • Long-term Minded Treatment Approach
  • Majority of Insurances Accepted
  • Industry Leading Root Canal / Trauma Experts

When it comes to a Utah root canal procedure, Greater Endodontics offers the most up to date, safest technique. Our Gentle Wave treatment combined with the proper root canal aftercare instructions will ensure a fast recovery time. Contact us today for an appointment.

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GentleWave® cleans where others can’t

Preserve your natural tooth with the GentleWave® alternative. The GentleWave® System uses advanced fluid dynamics to create a vortex of procedure fluids that travel through your root canal system. Along the way, broad spectrum acoustic energy helps remove the tissue and debris that cause infection. Unlike standard root canal treatments, the GentleWave Ultra-Cleaning Procedure is able to reach all throughout your tooth—even in the microscopic places where bacteria can hide.

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Standard Treatment

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GentleWave® Procedure

We are very proud to be able to offer this level of care to our patients. Greater Endodontics is trained in the use of the GentleWave® System and will gladly answer any questions you may have about this exciting new technology.

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an innovative alternative to standard root canal treatment

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Costs & Payment plans

In addition to working with most major dental insurance companies, we are priced competitively and believe we have the best service values in the area. We also offer interest-free payment plans for up to 12 months. Simply fill out the Care Credit application HERE .

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Insurance we accept

We have developed a working relationship with almost every insurance company, and we are the best in our class. We are a preferred provider for over 20 different insurance companies. Chances are, we are the right fit for you and can meet your insurance needs.

Delta Dental
Simple Insurance
Blue Cross
Best Life
Dentist Direct
Life Map
Sheet Metal
The Standard
United Concordia
United Healthcare

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Endodontics Industry Leaders

Learn about our expert endodontists and why they are so dedicated to patient comfort, accurate diagnosis and to providing lasting results, no matter how challenging the procedure.

Endodontics Industry Leaders

Learn about our expert endodontists and why they are so dedicated to patient comfort, accurate diagnosis and to providing lasting results, no matter how challenging the procedure.