Root Canal Therapy

Endodontic (Root Canal) Therapy

Ideally, good hygiene and preventive dentistry can help you avoid ever developing tooth decay and cavities. At worst, early decay would be detected and treated early, before it has a chance to significantly damage your tooth. Unfortunately, severe internal tooth infection is a problem for many patients, and root canal therapy is often the best choice for treating it and relieving the pain. Compared to simply extracting the troublesome tooth, root canal therapy allows you to preserve and rejuvenate the healthy tooth structure that remains, which is far better for your long-term oral health than tooth extraction.

Saving Teeth with Root Canal Therapy

The trouble with tooth decay is that it’s progressive. The longer it remains, the more of your tooth will be infected. If Dr. Lawson recommends root canal therapy, then it means that the tooth is too compromised to restore with a less invasive tooth filling.  It also means that you may not have much time left before decay ravishes enough of the tooth that it can no longer be saved.

If you experience severe tooth infection and the discomfort related to it, then speak with Dr. Lawson about root canal therapy as soon as possible. Schedule a consultation by calling our dental office in Urbandale, IA, today at 515-278-4366.

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COVID-19 Update

Dear Patients,

Based on guidelines from the Iowa Dental Association (IDA) and to help curtail the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), our office will be closed for non-essential treatment until April 30, 2020.

We will still be available for emergency and necessary treatments for our patients. Please call 515-278-4366 to speak with a team member.

Dr. Lawson will also be providing complimentary online consultations during this time for the following treatments:

  • Cosmetic Dental Work
  • Sleep Apnea (Children & Adults)
  • Orthodontic Work
  • Future Dental Treatments

We are following all guidelines and recommendations brought forward by the IDA. We thank you for your support and look forward to getting through this crisis safely.

Dr. Jessica Lawson and Lawson Family Dentistry