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What is a 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.


Fifteen months ago I had a root canal at a different endodontist in Salt Lake. Ever since that time, my teeth had been in pain. For the past twelve months I have visited with the team at Greater Endodontics four seperate times, specifically with Dr. Matt LeCheminant. Even though the problem was not readily apparent and...
— Amy Curtis, Posted March 12th 2022 on google
This place was awesome. Very helpful and comfortable. Best part about was the doc is a 49ers fan. Watched Netflix the entire time. The only thing that was missing is a shot and a Beer.
— Brandy Bone, Posted January 28th 2022 on google
I had a very easy going time during my procedure. I really enjoyed the TV mounted to ceiling! It made the visit go much faster and I wasn’t concerned with what they were doing. Great place!
— Chase Cheney, Posted January 3rd 2022 on google
I was referred to Dr. Facer after sustaining a fractured tooth in a biking accident. The staff was friendly, supportive, and great at communicating everything that was going on. Dr. Facer completed a phenomenal root canal on my tooth, all while dealing with the complicated factor of me having a broken jaw/limited openi...
— McKenzie Roers, Posted December 13th 2021 on google
Dr. Brockbank and his assistant could not have been more caring during my emergency root canal, making certain that I felt no pain during the procedure. I was highly impressed with Dr. Brockbank’s professionalism and skills as a dental surgeon. I very much appreciate their office working with my dentist to find an ap...
— Cary Duncan, Posted October 1st 2021 on google
I'm so glad I went here. I can't say I enjoyed it or that it was comfortable but I had a tooth with really deep roots and I kept burning through the anesthesia. I think I counted 8 shots before I was done. However, I believe anyone else would have made this uncomfortable experience incredibly painful. Fortunately, ...
— Kristi Smith, Posted September 9th 2021 on google
I got in on short notice for a root canal. So grateful that they worked through lunch to help me out! Very friendly staff!
— Jim Lampe, Posted September 8th 2021 on google
Dr Lecheminant and his assistant Kim are extremely knowledable, thorough and empathetic. I had a root canal done and needed followup, and they always take excellent care of me, and are very conscious of my extreme sesitivity as well -Great provider!!!
— Mary Grajales, Posted August 20th 2021 on google
I had a great experience during my double root canal! Dr. Facer and Vicki were incredibly kind, thorough, and professional. I highly recommend them 😊
— Keanne Murray, Posted August 17th 2021 on google
This was my first time having a root canal and I was dozing off during my appointment because I was so comfortable. I will recommend this office to everyone I know! Their staff was so friendly and helpful explaining the entire process. The Dr. and assistant eased my mind and asked me if I was doing okay through the ent...
— Ali Jo Lay, Posted July 22nd 2021 on google
The staff was Friendly and Professional. They got me right in and were very helpful and answered all my questions. They made sure I know what they were doing and when they found an issue they discussed my options and suggested different options and helped me come to the treatment right for me. They let me know up front...
— Log into Facebook | Facebook, Posted July 10th 2021 on facebook
I've had a lot of root canals and dental work - like a LOT. My regular dentist was in the middle of crowning a tooth when it was determined that I needed an urgent root canal. Greater Endodontics had me in and the root canal completed less than 24 hours later and were SO gentle and SO clean. The office is very comforta...
— Tiffany Barrett, Posted July 9th 2021 on google
The office staff was friendly and helpful upon my first call through my appointment and checkout. Dr Facer was very experienced, kind, compassionate and honest about a treatment plan and gave me multiple options. I highly recommend Greater Endodontics.
— Jennie Johnson, Posted July 2nd 2021 on google
I had an intensive root canal re-treatment today... something that was possibly going to require a more extensive surgical procedure. Dr. LeCheminant was excellent!! He listened to my concerns and anxieties, answered questions, made adjustments and accommodations to keep me calm and did excellent work! This probably s...
— Log into Facebook | Facebook, Posted June 24th 2021 on facebook
Needed an emergency root canal and they were able to accommodate me. Excellent, friendly staff and the Dr. Brockbank made sure I had absolutely no pain while he performed a very deep root canal. Thank you so much!!!
— Jodie Post, Posted June 4th 2021 on google
Dr. Matt L. is awesome!!! He is my "go to"!! He is the best!!! I highly suggest Dr. Lecheminant to anyone that needs the pain to be eliminated in a professional and with ultimate expertise. Thank you!
— Mary Holbrook-Henriksen, Posted May 26th 2021 on google
A great experience in every way. I particularly appreciated the way that the procedures were explained to me in advance as well as during treatment. The front desk staff were professional and had everything ready to go when I arrived. The endodontist and technician were excellent and gave me every confidence in their w...
— Russell Pack, Posted May 25th 2021 on google
Only pain was the numbing shots. Procedure was done quickly and efficiently. Recovery has caused no pain. 10/10
— Hannah Elder, Posted May 25th 2021 on google
Honestly, the worst part was the mental anxiety I put on myself before I went in. I feel like an idiot after going through the process and finding out how easy, fast and painless it was. I highly recommend.
— Aaron Wernli, Posted May 20th 2021 on google
I had an issue with an unfinished root canal and ended up being referred to Greater Endo. I was very nervous, but Dr LeCheminant was so kind and helpful. I was very impressed with their state of the art technology, the friendliness of the employees, and how quick and easy the whole process was. I couldn’t be happier ...
— Alison Spencer, Posted April 9th 2021 on google

How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?


If you're worried about the cost of root canal treatment in Utah, 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 Utah 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 Utah 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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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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