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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 had a very positive experience with Greater Endodontics. On my first consultation, I was greeted warmly by all of the staff. I felt important and valued. At the end of the appointment, the office staff explained the procedure that they recommended and gave me a quote. The next week I scheduled a root canal retreatmen...
— Holly Stoddard, Posted July 19th 2024 on google
I was impressed with the thoroughness of Dr. Brimley and his assistant. The evaluation was explained in detail and then the root canal I had done was done with care and effective.
— Richard Belt, Posted July 16th 2024 on google
A 5-root canal redo from my dentist. Very pleased with the service, their technology and the doctors expertise. I was comfortable the entire time.
— Matt S, Posted July 15th 2024 on google
My experience with Dr. Brimley at Greater Endodontics Riverton was exceptionally amazing! All the office staff members, assistants and Doctor were very kind and professional. They all went above and beyond to explain the charges, procedure, experience to expect and outcome of my procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. ...
— Geri Zwicky, Posted July 10th 2024 on google
Dr. Brimley and his team is great. He is always very thorough in his treatment. He made sure my son was not even in the slightest discomfort making the overall experience great. And the dental assistant was very kind and warm to speak to.
— Sushmita Shrestha, Posted July 9th 2024 on google
I had a fantastic experience. Dr Larson was thorough and fast. I didn’t feel a thing.
— Krista Diem, Posted July 5th 2024 on google
Dr Brimley and his staff were wonderful. I was kind of anxious about the procedure but Dr. Brimley put my mind at ease and did a great job with my root canal I highly recommend him.
— liz medina, Posted July 4th 2024 on google
The entire staff was great. I was super anxious for my root canal fix. They made it seem like it was no big deal. Dr Brimley was wonderful I had no pain during or after the procedure.
— Seasen Ruoti, Posted July 2nd 2024 on google
Fabulous experience. This is my third time there and every time has been very professional, easy, and the work on my teeth was painless and flawless. I wouldn’t go anywhere else to get a root canal. dr. Brimley is a true artisan.
— Sharon Eastman, Posted June 29th 2024 on google
Nobody likes to go to the “dentist” or orthodontist or Endodontist but this place was great! The worst part of it all was I didn’t fall asleep! No pain, doc kept me informed the whole (2hours) way…as relaxing as possible and the music was nice! Thanks James Taylor!lolol😉
— darlene thompson, Posted June 27th 2024 on google
Great staff, so friendly & knowledgeable!!!
— Ryan Defa, Posted June 24th 2024 on google
Dr. Larsen was about the best Endodontic Dentist I've ever met. Funny, professional, and gave amazing care. The only place I'd recommend my friends go.
— Daniel Allred, Posted June 22nd 2024 on google
I can't say enough good about Dr Curtis Brimley and his assistant. I had a complicated root canal and he was the only one that was able to complete it, He is a master. I would never go to anyone else. I was told I would have to have my tooth extracted and after others had attempted it and failed, they even called me...
— irene remund, Posted June 20th 2024 on google
really excellent care
— Reyna Reyes, Posted June 19th 2024 on google
Dr Brimley and staff are very efficient, professional and supportive.
— pamela magliocchino, Posted June 17th 2024 on google
So far on day 1 after the gentle wave root canal by Dr. Larsen, I’m doing well. No pain and the whole process took about an hour.
— William Schuetz, Posted June 15th 2024 on google
So impressed and would highly recommend Dr. Brimley and his staff for dental treatments. All very friendly people and a great environment. I really appreciated the explanations for my root canal and the consistent checking of the procedure by Dr. Brimley. Keep up the great care and dental procedures.
— B C, Posted June 15th 2024 on google
I appreciated Dr. Casper's knowledge and explaining to me my options and also offering his advice on how we should approach a problematic tooth due to the error of another. I'm optimistic we made the right decision.
— Curtis Clayton, Posted June 12th 2024 on google
Very friendly and professional.
— jim bowers, Posted June 7th 2024 on google
Dr. Brimley did a fantastic job on my root canal and I had only had to take a few tylenol for pain towards the evening. I felt priviledge to sit in a brand new chair. I was thinking maybe the next chair should have a small massage link to it. I would highly recommend Dr. Brimley plus he knows a little about plumbin...
— Dave Peck, Posted June 4th 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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