Root canal therapy, commonly referred to as a simple root canal, is a specialized endodontic treatment designed to save a tooth when its pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This condition often arises due to severe decay or injury that penetrates the enamel and reaches the inner layers of the tooth. If left untreated, the infection can lead to the death of the tooth, necessitating an extraction. To prevent this outcome, our experienced dentist will perform a root canal to remove the affected tissues, clean the interior of the tooth and fill it with a medicated material. Following this procedure, the tooth is typically capped with a dental crown to restore its shape, function and appearance.

Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy is not as painful as it is often portrayed. Modern dental advancements in techniques, tools and anesthesia have significantly reduced the discomfort associated with the procedure. Our caring dentist and team are dedicated to ensuring your comfort and providing a positive experience during your visit. Most root canal treatments can be completed in one or two appointments, allowing you to quickly return to your daily activities with minimal disruption. We will also provide you with post-op instructions to help you recover following your treatment.

We understand that the idea of a root canal can be intimidating, but our team is here to support you every step of the way. If you have any concerns or questions about the procedure, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gregory Davis, we encourage you to reach out to State Street Dental at 208-939-1700. We are committed to restoring your oral health and helping you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact us today to learn more about root canal therapy in Boise, Idaho, and how it can benefit you.