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Iowa Falls, IA 50126
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Root Canal

Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth. Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

Why would someone need root canal treatment?

Root canals are needed in order to save a tooth that has developed an abscess. See diagram below for a more detailed look at an infected tooth.
Root Canal Treatment

What can I expect from the root canal procedure?

Treatment of a root canal is not as scary as it seems. This procedure can be done in our office at endodontic specialty office.

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Monday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 4:30pm

All hours are by appointment only.