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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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Our expert endodontists are dedicated to patient comfort, accurate diagnosis and lasting results. Look what our patients have to say about us.


I saw Dr Casper for a retreat (my 4th root canal, all by different docs). Dr Casper has a nearly pain free numbing technique. Nobody does it quite like him. I felt pressure but no actual pain. If you hate numbing, Dr Casper is your man! Also he told me there was a low-moderate probability of success, but he did so very...
— John Douglas, Posted November 22nd 2023 on google
Really amazing people. I was extremely nervous going in but they made me feel much better before the procedure. They were very gentle and patient when answering my quedtions. Doctor Casper is amazing at what he does and I would definitely recommend this office!
— Curtis R, Posted October 3rd 2023 on google
Always great experience. They were very kind gentle and very knowledgeable. I always recommend that you go this route with a root canal first. Two save time and money. Let them do their expertise.
— Rebekah O'Harra, Posted September 29th 2023 on google
Root canal made easy, thank you.
— James Christensen, Posted September 14th 2023 on google
I’be had quite a bit of dental work over the years because of a trampoline accident I had when I was younger and I have really bad anxiety about going to the dentist because of it. I had to get my root canal retreated and was referred here by my dentist. In all the dental work I have had done, I have never felt more ...
— Kaitlyn Malloy, Posted September 11th 2023 on google
Just had a root canal done here and I really couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. I was in excruciating pain for a couple weeks before I decided I needed to get this fixed. Dr. Casper was gentle and very knowledgeable. He was dialed in during the procedure and I felt very comfortable with him doing his t...
— Ryan Ford, Posted September 6th 2023 on google
EVERYONE at Greater Endodontics is amazing but Dr. Brimley was the kindest, most compassionate provider I have ever come across. I wish he was my general DDS! Thank you to everyone that took care of me last week!
— Jadie Kendrick, Posted July 11th 2023 on google
The Other Side Academy organization is so thankful for you and your team. Our students are smiling big because of your generosity.
— Tori Dixon, Posted June 15th 2023 on google
First root canal in over 20 years and I have high anxiety when I go to the DDS. The staff was very friendly and my bill was over $250 less than originally quoted. Dr Casper & his assistant were amazing! I was highly impressed which when it comes to dental work is saying alot! I will definitely recommend Greater Endodon...
— Michelle Bennett, Posted March 9th 2023 on google
Dr. Casper and his staff were fantastic. They were very patient with me as we worked to find the problem. They then did an sending job fixing it. Thank you
— Justin Woodward, Posted February 14th 2023 on google
Wonderful staff and doctor was very quick, gentle, and thorough!
— Ayn Larson, Posted December 29th 2022 on google
If you need a specialist for root canals, definitely come here. I've unfortunately have had to come here on two different occasions, due to different teeth. I had Dr. Rhett Casper work on one tooth and the second time I've gone, Dr. John Barrett. They both did a wonderful job on the tooth that they worked on. The staff...
— gina bina, Posted December 25th 2022 on google
They were quick efficient and painless. Highly recommend.
— Daniel Shaw, Posted December 5th 2022 on google
Dr. Casper was a magician! My first root canal at a different dental office was total torture. This one with Dr. Casper was a breeze! I even fell asleep a few times, never thought that would happen. I didn’t feel anything the entire time, not even the initial numbing. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.
— Jocelyn Fiefia, Posted July 13th 2022 on google
Got a root canal with Dr Barret and it went super well. I’ve had a root canal before and the entire process was so long and painful; the numbing stopped working half way through and it was a nightmare. But this place did a great job! Great staff, great work, they worked with me and my anxiety, and overall I now trust...
— Tania Molinar, Posted June 9th 2022 on google
I’m so glad I came here for my root canal. The whole staff was so friendly and welcoming - and worked well with me and my insurance who decided not to cover to root canal. They helped me with a payment plan that was simple and easy. Dr Casper is the most gentle dentist I’ve ever been to. It was my first root canal ...
— Julia Jenson, Posted March 18th 2022 on google
Dr. Brimley was excellent. No pain at all. My root canal was easy.
— Jeremy Huntley, Posted January 28th 2022 on google
My review will be a little different from all the others posted here because I am a retired dentist. I practiced for 43 years in California as a general dentist before retiring to Utah. I have done many root canal treatments and I have seen many patients who have had root canals done elsewhere. I self-referred myself ...
— Alan Stott, Posted January 11th 2022 on google
Great service and very attentive. Super happy with the work they did and how helpful and aware they are of their patients.
— Chris Wright, Posted October 7th 2021 on google
I was pretty worried about getting my first root canal but it was a great experience I felt nothing at all. Also the staff is all really nice.
— Kylee B, Posted September 3rd 2021 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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