Don’t stress about your upcoming root canal treatment in Anchorage, Alaska. Our dentist, Dr. Steve Hofstad, will make sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure at Northern Lights Dental Care. If you have any questions about this treatment, call our office at 907-313-3885. We would be happy to talk to you about how we can care for your unique needs.

Root canal treatment, which is also called a root canal, may be recommended if the dental pulp or nerves are infected or damaged. This can happen if an extensive injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth. This type of infection or injury can cause the tooth to die, necessitating extraction, if left untreated. To prevent this, our dentist can remove the infected or injured nerves and tissues from inside the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned and filled with a medicated material. After root canal treatment, a dental crown is often placed to protect the tooth and return it to its original shape and function. Root canal treatment can often be completed in just one or two appointments.

After treatment, care for your dental crown in the same way that you would your other teeth. Brush twice a day, floss once a day, and visit our office regularly for cleanings and exams. Your treated tooth can last for years to come with proper care.

We invite you to contact our office today to learn more and set an appointment.