385 W Center St
Orem, UT 84057

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What is a root canal?

A root canal is the common term for root canal therapy, which is an endodontic treatment. The goal of root canal therapy is to restore the health and function of a tooth that is severely infected or decayed. During root canal therapy, our talented dentist will remove the infected tissues from the tooth. This usually includes the dental pulp (the soft layer in the center of the tooth) and the tooth nerves. Dr. Alexander Larsen will then fill in the tooth with a medicated material and cap the tooth with a filling or dental crown to restore the function and structure of the tooth. In most cases, we can complete a root canal in Orem, Utah, in just one or two visits to our dental office.

Do I need a root canal?

Root canal therapy may be the best option for your tooth if it is severely injured, infected, or decayed. If the tooth is left untreated, it may die and require extraction. Through root canal therapy, we can restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for removing the tooth. We welcome you to call Gentle Dental Arts today at 801-788-4922 or visit our office for more information on root canal therapy and how we can improve your oral health.

Conscious Sedation

We are happy to offer conscious sedation to help you feel more relaxed during your dental visit.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Our dentists offer personalized treatment for sleep apnea to help you gain a more restful night’s sleep.

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Digital X-Rays

We are committed to using advanced technology, including digital X-rays, for high-level dental care.

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Same-Day Crowns

At Gentle Dental Arts, you can receive a custom-made dental crown in just one visit to our office!

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Metal-Free Dentistry

We are pleased to provide metal-free dentistry so you can feel confident in your smile and health.

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Intraoral Camera

The intraoral camera is just one of the tools we use to provide you with precise, high-quality dentistry.

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