For your convenience we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and CareCredit. We strive to deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered unless other arrangements have been made in advance. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at Idaho Falls Office Phone Number 208-524-3770 for our Idaho Falls, Jackson Hole, Pinedale and Sun Valley offices, 208-637-1300 for our Pocatello and Burley offices. Many times, a simple telephone call will clear up any misunderstandings.
Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office that are not covered by your dental insurance.
Root Canal Explained
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that help to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the soft tissue, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.