Root Canals & Implants
Your smile is the first thing people notice about you! If you have ever dreamed of improving your smile, Dr. Gregory Perkins can help. He has years of experience as a cosmetic dentist in Fort Union and Cottonwood Heights. Just like so many other patients, you too can have a healthy, beautiful, and natural-looking smile.
Root Canal Treatment Fort Union Area
Root canal treatment, also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy, is used to save an infected or damaged tooth and avoid having it removed. A root canal becomes necessary when a neglected cavity reaches all the way to the pulp at the center of the tooth, causing the pulp to become infected. Regular cleanings and checkups detect and prevent problems early on.
Trauma can also cause deep damage to the nerve of a tooth. Once this occurs, the pulp becomes infected and begins to eat away at the surrounding bone (this is called an abscess). By the time the pulp is infected it must be treated and cannot heal on its own. It can even weaken the entire immune system, making it very dangerous and painful.
A root canal is performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp and disinfect the canals of the tooth. The only other treatment would be to extract the tooth and use implant placement. Once the infection is resolved, the canal(s) is filled to prevent any further infection. Crowns are usually recommended to cover and restore a tooth after root canal therapy.
Dental Implant Placement
A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth for reasons like injury or periodontal disease. To begin the implant process, a metal post is surgically positioned into the jaw. This post will act as a permanent “root” for the implanted tooth. Once it is in place, the surrounding bone and tissue need time to heal before a replacement crown is placed.
Implant placement requires special training, as it is a surgical procedure. Our team is highly-trained in implant placement to meet your dental needs. Implants require healthy gums and adequate bone. A patient must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits, as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
Top Fort Union Dentist For Root Canals & Implants
Unfortunately, not all of us have a perfect set of teeth. If you are wanting to enhance your smile, fill in gaps, or save the structure of your existing teeth, rely on Dr. Perkins for all your root canals & implants!
For more information or to schedule an appointment, give our Sandy dental office a call today at (801) 255-4870.
What Our Patients Have to Say
"Personal, friendly, kind. Knowledgeable in handling those with anxiety towards dentistry. Wonderful office and waiting room. Patient staff and helpful with insurance. Was referred by another patient and will keep coming back."
"Due to my childhood experiences with the dentist, I turned out to be a very nervous (scared to death) dental patient. Dr. Perkins has definitely been VERY PATIENT AND KIND to me over the years. He works quickly and efficiently, and has greatly calmed my fear over the years. Definitely the best dentist I've ever used!! Thanks, Dr. Perkins for all you've done for me and my family!"
"I don’t have my teeth cleaned often but when I do I come to Greg and his team of professionals to get anything teeth related done. They are attentive, quick and professional. Willing to take the time to explain things you don’t understand as well as educate you on things you might have questions about. Quick to get in and the best part is, that you don’t spend hours in the lobby waiting to go in. Very quick and punctual. I will be coming here for a long time to come."
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