Root Canal Therapy


Root canal therapy is treatment used to repair and save a tooth that has been infected due to a deep cavity or cracked tooth. The treatment involves removing the pulp and the nerves of the tooth, and cleaning the infected area. A tooth's pulp and nerve is not important to a tooth's health and function after the tooth has fully emerged from the gums. If the treatment is not performed, pus builds up at the root tip and the infection of the pulp can spread to the surrounding bone. The results in pain and swelling, and your tooth would likely have to be removed.

What are the signs that a root canal is needed?

What does the treatment involve?

First, an opening is made into the pump chamber through the crown of the tooth.. Once the pulp is removed, the root canal is thoroughly cleaned. If the dentist decides to complete the root canal therapy in multiple visits, a temporary filling will be placed to protect the tooth. When you return, the dentist will remove the temporary filling, re-clean the root canal and pulp chamber, and place a permanent filling and / or crown over the tooth.

Root canal therapy has a high rate of success any many teeth undergoing the procedure can be saved to last a lifetime. Additionally, the crown or filling placed the completion of the procedure makes it hard to notice by others that you had the treatment.




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Four Reasons To Choose Mountain Dental

There are a lot of great reasons to pick Mountain Dental and Dr. Fisher to be your dentist! In fact, there are too many reasons to list here. So, we have randomly picked four to help you see why so many patients choose to have their dental care provided by the staff at Mountain Dental.

You Are Valued

We recognize that our patients are our most valuable asset. We strive to provide high quality service along with honesty and integrity.

Laser Technology

A safe & gentle pain-free alternative to traditional dental tools using laser & water spray. It performs many procedures without a shot or a drill.

Quick Service

We know that your time is valuable and we strive to provide quality and attentive dental care all during your scheduled appointment window.

Preventive Care

Routine visits help you maintain and improve your smile while preventing problems before they become serious and expensive.



Dr. Dan Fisher

"You are the most important person at Mountain Dental. I promise that you will be treated with the utmost respect and understanding. You will instantly recognize our commitment to exceptional staff, technology and your overall comfort."

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The Latest Dental Technology


Leveraging today's latest technology, Mountain Dental can create results that change how you look and feel about yourself. Whether you need a routine checkup, or more advanced procedures like a smile makeover, Mountain Dental offers a wide variety of services and procedures to fit your needs. In addition, our friendly and knowledgeable staff ensures your visit to the dentist is as affordable and comfortable as possible. If you are searching for a family dentist – look no further, contact us today at (865) 482-1881.

Mountain Dental understands that many of you are afraid of going to the dentist. Please rest assured that we perform all services with the most gentle of techniques and the least invasive approach. With Mountain Dental, you no longer have to fear your dental visit!