Root Canal Therapy

Yes! We offer Root Canal Therapy here at Eagle Rock Dental Care. Most Root Canals can be completed in our office, however there are occasions where the patient may be better served by seeing one of our excellent Endodontists (specializes in Root Canal Therapy) here in Rexburg.

A root canal is the removal of diseased nerve and blood supply from inside the root chamber, also known as the canal. The canal(s) are thoroughly before sealing off the canal; this completes the root canal procedure. To ensure the longevity of your tooth after a root canal, The ADA recommends a crown be placed on the tooth to keep the upper tooth structure strong. Because the tooth no longer has nerve/blood supply it can be prone to fracture; a crown allows the tooth to be restored to full functionality—protecting your investment for years to come.

What Happens During A Root Canal Procedure

No one is excited to learn they have to have a root canal. People even often use the phrase, “I’d rather get a root canal than…” so those of us that have never experienced one can only gather they are painful.  Many folks that have had a root canal will explain that with the numbing agents and anesthetic you will receive, it really lowers the pain and some say even eliminates it. There is really no reason to worry. If you need a root canal performed, it’s a worse pain to avoid the procedure. So, if it’s pain keeping you from making a dentist appointment, you are really signing yourself up for even more pain.

The process of a root canal may take up to two or three office visits. Eagle Rock Dental Care can often perform this procedure in office, but may recommend you go to one of our endodontists (a dentist who specializes in problems with dental pulp and nerves) here in Rexburg. No matter if your visit is in our office or another, the first thing that will happen is your endodontist will inject a local anesthetic that will kick in pretty quickly. Then he or she will drill a hole in your tooth and remove the decayed or diseased pulp. He will clean the canal he created and clean out the bacteria inside. After he has done what he can, he might also inject an antispetic to make sure the entire chamber is free of bacteria.

After the root canal and pulp chamber are dried, it will be filled with a permanent filling material. This material replaces the pulp that was removed. After the root canal treatment is complete, your dentist will put a filling, a crown, or both on your tooth. A crown will protect and strengthen your tooth so that your tooth can maintain its structure. Thankfully, we can offer you the most comfortable root canal in Rexburg. We perform them every year and know how best to take care of you.

If you need to get a root canal and you’re concerned about the pain, remember it will be worse the longer you put it off. Come in and talk to us and we can see what your options are.

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I have been going to Eagle Rock Dental for 7 years. I have been to several different dentists throughout my life, including dentists in the Navy as well as dentists in Utah. Dr. Bauer is by far the most thorough and competent dentist I have had the pleasure of going to. He is very knowledgeable and stays current on all the new techniques. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends and family. I appreciate him repairing some of the less than satisfactory dental work I have had in the past.

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Wow! Eagle Rock Dental Care is the best! As a student at BYU-Idaho, I am (obviously) SUPER broke, so it’s great to know there’s someone, literally right down the street, who is willing to work with me financially to get my dental needs taken care of, and within my budget. The front desk, hygienists, assistants, and Dr.’s are AWESOME! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Especially to College Students located here in Rexburg! The perfect fit!

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Dr. Hammond is absolutely fantastic. He is very kind, sensitive, patient and he is a perfectionist. I am highly satisfied with the work he has done on me so far. I had a root canal done and now going back for some crowns on my... Read More

Dr. Hammond is absolutely fantastic. He is very kind, sensitive, patient and he is a perfectionist. I am highly satisfied with the work he has done on me so far. I had a root canal done and now going back for some crowns on my implants.

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Quite comfortable waiting area. It also has an area for children to play. The staff is upbeat, professional, pleasant and personable. The assistant, Melanie, and Dr. Hammond made me feel comfortable and welcomed. They both did a great job repairing my loose crown from another... Read More

Quite comfortable waiting area. It also has an area for children to play. The staff is upbeat, professional, pleasant and personable. The assistant, Melanie, and Dr. Hammond made me feel comfortable and welcomed. They both did a great job repairing my loose crown from another dentist’s work from years ago. I highly recommend this office for all your dental needs.

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Great service! I’ve seen several dentists who seem like they’re trying to pay off their student loans by recommending a lot of unnecessary fillings and other work. Not here. If they see something, they’ll let you know and usually watch it for a while to make sure it actually is a problem. The hygienists are courteous and friendly, and the dentists do great work. If you or they aren’t satisfied with something, they’ll make it right.

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We LOVE Eagle Rock Dental in Rexburg!!! The dentists and staff are fantastic! They are patient and kind. I’ve jokingly told them that my visits there are so wonderful that I’m one of the only people I know who looks forward to going to the dentist. Highly recommend!!

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Dr. Hammond is always so kind. Besides doing excellent dental work, he always makes me feel good about coming in. They can do crowns right in the office, which speeds up the process and reduces the number of visits. I have always received quality work. The dental hygienist that cleans my teeth, is very thorough, gentle, and easy to talk to (when her hands aren’t in my mouth). Even though I don’t live close, I am willing to drive the extra distance to see this dental team. I would recommend them to anyone!

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