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If you have questions about root canal treatment, then our dentist, Dr. Bryce Hanson, is more than happy to give you the answers you’re looking for. Many people have questions about this treatment because it can seem complex. So, the more you know, the better. To help you, our dentist would like to give you the answers to commonly asked questions about root canal treatment, which are:

Q: What is root canal treatment?

A: Root canal treatment is the process of treating the inner surfaces of the tooth when they have been damaged, decayed or infected. Typically, this treatment is necessary when the inner pulp and nerve of the tooth are affected. Your dentist will remove the damaged sections of the tooth, will fill the tooth with a special material called gutta-percha, and will support the tooth with a dental restoration.

Q: Is root canal treatment painful?

A: Thanks to advancements in dental technology, root canal treatment isn’t any more painful or uncomfortable than a dental filling treatment.

Q: How long does root canal treatment take?

A: The length of the treatment will depend on the severity of the damaged tooth. But root canal treatments generally take 1-2 hours on average.

Do you have additional questions that weren’t included in this blog? If so, our dental team will be happy to give you the answers. All you need to do is contact River Valley Dental at 208-357-7611 and we will tell you all about root canal treatment in Shelley, Idaho!