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What A Is Root Canal Treatment?


If your dentist has told you that you need a root canal, you may be wondering why. This procedure is often misunderstood and even feared by patients.

Root canals are necessary when the inside of your tooth, or the pulp and the roots that descend into the bone, become infected and inflamed. This type of infection is caused by decay, damage or disease, and is dangerous if left untreated. The roots of the canal system connect to your bloodstream, and an untreated infection can cause life-threatening complications.

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The Root Canal System

The white crowns of each tooth that line our mouths are just the surface of a complex system. Hard and protective, the outer layer of enamel that we see conceals dentin, a more sensitive layer. Directly under the dentin is a hollow section that contains soft tissue, known as pulp. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues. These tissues keep your teeth alive, providing oxygen and bacteria-fighting white blood cells.

The blood vessels and nerves enter the pulp chamber from roots that extend down into the jawbone. Narrow canals structure the root system, allowing the flow of blood cells and nutrients to the teeth. These canals are often complex and branching, which may cause issues in treating infection.

If the root canal becomes infected, the flow of nutrients breaks down and your tooth decays. When infection lingers, it can spread past the tooth and into the bloodstream, leading to serious complications.


Symptoms of an Infected Root Canal

Are you experiencing severe tooth pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, bad breath, and swollen gums? You are probably in need of a root canal procedure.

Other symptoms include:

Pain is a common symptom of tooth infection. Patients often experience tenderness when chewing, or sharp pain in the jaw. Sensitivity to hot and cold food or drinks is another common complaint.

For some, pain only occurs when eating or drinking. For others, the pain is constant. If you’re experiencing a toothache that won’t go away, an underlying infection could be the cause.

As the infection persists, bacteria spread throughout the canal and into the pulp chamber. This can lead to a foul taste in the mouth and bad breath (even after you’ve brushed your teeth!).

A small pimple-like spot on the gum near the affected tooth is another common sign of an underlying infection. This is called a gum boil and is an abscess that forms when the infection spreads.

Tender, swollen gums are an initial sign of infection. Persistent pain along with extensive swelling of the face or jaw is a sign of serious infection that needs immediate treatment.

Infection causes nerve death, which can lead to black or grayish discoloration of the affected tooth.

If your infected tooth becomes loose, bacteria has spread significantly and your tooth may fall out.

Damage to a tooth or an underlying cavity or decay can cause the pulp inside your tooth to become infected.


Treatment Options

A root canal is a dental procedure that removes the decayed and infected pulp to restore your tooth to normal function.

Traditional root canal procedures follow these steps:

  1. Radio-graphic imaging of the tooth is the first step, providing your endodontist with an accurate picture of your infected tooth and the complexities of your root canal system.
  2. Before the procedure begins, your tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic. Additional sedation techniques are also typically used in conjunction with a local anesthetic.
  3. The endodontist cuts an opening in the top of your tooth, exposing the pulp chamber and the root canal system.
  4. Small dental instruments and files are used to clean the tooth, removing all signs of infection and bacteria from the roots.
  5. Once cleaned, the root canal system is filled with medical-grade material and adhesive cement to seal off the area.
  6. A temporary filling is placed on top of the tooth where the endodontist made the initial incision. After a few days of initial healing, the endodontist will apply a permanent filling. Sometimes, the permanent filling can be applied in the same visit.

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The GentleWave Difference


Many patients have complex root canal systems, making the complete elimination of bacteria difficult. The traditional dental files used to clean out root canals often cannot reach the deepest, microscopic sections of extended roots. While there are many reasons for a failed root canal, outdated tools and improper use are leading causes.

Greater Endodontics is a proud provider of the GentleWave root canal. Compared to traditional root canal treatment, GentleWave offers superior results and lowered chances of patients needing re-treatment.

GentleWave is a new technology that uses advanced fluid dynamics, creating a vortex of fluids that travel through your root canal system and remove every bit of bacteria and decay. GentleWave is minimally invasive and offers much better results than the standard treatment.

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Great customer service, great work. I've had one failed root canal redone here (it went great), and another root canal done here. Both were tricky operations but were handled well by the awesome staff here. Grateful to have been cared for by them.
— Melanie Ward, Posted April 22nd 2024 on google
The Best. I've had Dr. Brimley do a couple root canals in the past to perfection. I recently had a little emergency as I was getting ready to leave the country for vacation and got a tooth ache just a few days prior. Greater Endodontics got me an appointment in 1 day. Dr. Casper was fantastic. I woke up the next day th...
— Dan Beveloqua, Posted April 20th 2024 on google
Dr. Casper was supper kind and explained my options and help me make the right decision for me. He went above and beyond helping me with my situation and I appreciate him and his staff. Office staff was great I knew my estimated treatment cost before hand. Everyone was up front and honest. And very empathetic of my not...
— Taneal Crane, Posted April 19th 2024 on google
Just Fantastic with a capital "F"
— CowboyJim Gault, Posted April 18th 2024 on google
They are so professional, and doing fast and friendly.
— Zalmay Mallyar, Posted April 17th 2024 on google
Since a March 5th appointment with my dentist, I knew a root canal was necessary. I was referred to Greater Endodontics in Riverton, but didn’t call until April 3rd. Ava found a 1:15 pm on April 5th, later changed to 2:15. Get there at 2:00 and in the chair around 2:30. By 3:15 I’m thinking they forgot about me. Tr...
— Lana Lukes, Posted April 10th 2024 on google
Greater Endodontics took exceptional care of my husband during his recent procedure! We were both very impressed with their service and professionalism. Thank you for taking the time and doing such a fantastic job!
— Wendy Woehl, Posted April 14th 2024 on google
(Translated by Google) Dr. Ivan Larsen is very professional and speaks Spanish! I needed a root canal and Dr Larsen did the procedure, I did not feel any pain or discomfort during and after the treatment. Highly recommended! (Original) Dr. Ivan Larsen es muy professional y habla español! Yo necesitaba un root canal ...
— Paty Quezada, Posted April 12th 2024 on google
Very accommodating, competent, and kind.
— Steve Walston, Posted April 9th 2024 on google
Excellent place, friendly and polite staff! Dr. Brimley is the best!
— Jennifer Crosse, Posted April 9th 2024 on google
Friendly staff, who were concerned about my comfort and well-being.
— Debbie Costello, Posted April 6th 2024 on google
I had a root canal done today with Dr. Brimley. He and Aubrey were absolutely amazing for me because I suffer a lot of dental anxiety and extreme panic attacks. This did not phase them in the slightest despite how many times I apologized. They constantly checked on me throughout the procedure and were very understandin...
— Graham Carver, Posted April 6th 2024 on google
I recently had my second root canal with Dr. Brimley. Both experiences went very well. They didn't have to knock me out. The procedure was just over a half an hour. Recovery wasn't that bad. Was pretty much back to normal within a week. Plus they were friendly and I felt they were providing me the best option for my sc...
— Bryan Henderson, Posted April 5th 2024 on google
Dr Ivan Larsen performed my root canal. He did a great job, I have no complaints. His office staff was really good to work with. I would highly recommend him.
— Joyce Caldon, Posted April 1st 2024 on google
Everyone was super nice and caring truly loved my experience. I had an issues during my care that was addressed right away. The Dr and his Dental assistant worked very well together. I feel they both went above and beyond to take care of my needs. I had a lot of anxiety about that visit.
— Traci Fett, Posted March 29th 2024 on google
Appreciated how gentle Dr. Brimley and his assistants were. I usually get a very sore mouth and lips after dental work, but not this time. I felt like he wad very thorough and did an excellent root canal. The gentle wave process was less scary than I thought it might be. This was the best endodontist experience I've ha...
— Vickie Smoot, Posted March 29th 2024 on google
Dr. Casper & Assistant were amazing the office staff is efficient & friendly I have used them twice and very satisfied with there services.
— john leverich, Posted March 27th 2024 on google
I had a consult, then the drilling of crown and cleaning of an underlying infection by Dr. Rhett Caspar. He was everything I had hoped for and heard about him. He was gentle, thorough and did a great job explaining what he was doing and how I had to care for the repaired crown after treatment. I heartily recommend hi...
— Lynn Donaldson, Posted March 20th 2024 on google
One of the best dental experiences I’ve had. All of the staff were kind, patient, and willing to go to extra efforts to make me feel comfortable and less anxious. They were easy to schedule with and I knew my cost upfront prior to the procedure. I would recommend them to anyone for future dental work.
— angela moser, Posted March 19th 2024 on google
I've needed several root canals over the past few years and Dr. Casper has done them all. I keep going back to him because he explains the situation with my tooth, the available options, and the benefits and drawbacks of each. Then he asks me what I'd like to do. I appreciate the empowerment that gives me. The office ...
— Kevin Wilson, Posted March 14th 2024 on google

How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?


If you're worried about the cost of root canal treatment in Riverton, you'll be happy to know that Greater Endodontics offers affordable services. We understand the importance of dental health and strive to make our services accessible to everyone. Our quality, professional reputation has allowed us to become a secured provider of dental services for 20+ insurance companies. Chances are our services are covered by your insurance company.

If this is not the case, or you are currently uninsured, don't worry! We have teamed up with CareCredit, a dental and general health care plan for procedures not covered by insurance. CareCredit covers basic dental checkups and emergency procedures, like a root canal.

Your dental health is important, so don't take any risks with infection. Our professional and experienced dentists offer Riverton root canal procedures that are quick, painless, and anxiety-free! With various sedation options to choose from and top-of-the-line dental technology, you can rest assured that Greater Endodontics is your best choice for Riverton root canal procedures.


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Our expert team of endodontists provides premium dental care for Utah residents. Using modern techniques and technologies, we offer restorative, cosmetic, and surgical procedures. We have a variety of sedation options, ensuring you a comfortable, pain-free experience. With leading experts in the endodontic field, and our expert training and diagnosis procedures, we treat patients with unsurpassed care and comfort.

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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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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.

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