Root Canals

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What is Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal, or root canal therapy, is a procedure that saves a tooth after it has become severely infected. Each tooth contains a pulp chamber with living connective pulp chamber. The nerves in each tooth travel from the pulp chamber down passageways in the tooth roots called ‘canals.’ When a pulp chamber becomes infected, the infection can hit these nerves and cause severe tooth pain.

Patients who require a root canal experience chronic toothaches that can make day to day living unbearable and sometimes can be a dental emergency. When a patient is experiencing a severe tooth infection, a root canal is used to clean out the infected tissue and alleviate the patient’s toothache. A root canal provides meaningful relief for patients with infected teeth, and allows Dr. Latinow to save teeth that would normally require extraction.

The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

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  • Comfort | After a root canal procedure is performed, patients no longer experience a severe toothache. You will be able to live comfortably again, even after a severe infection.
  • Protection | Root canal therapy protects your other teeth from becoming infected, and protects you from the health risks associated with a tooth infection.
  • Fast Treatment | Now with CEREC crowns, we can perform root canals in even less appointments. Instead of placing a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being crafted, we can craft your crown right in our office.
  • Relief | After a root canal procedure is performed, you will find relief from your chronic toothache.

The Root Canal Procedure

The doctor begins by cleaning out all of the infected tissue in your tooth. Once the infected tissue has been removed, the doctor sterilizes the area and gets rid of any bacteria that could be causing the infection. After the root canal procedure is complete, the Doctor places a beautiful dental crown restoration over the damaged tooth to restore its shape and function.

To find out more about root canals, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at our Custer, SD office! Dr. Latinow know how painful a toothache can be and are ready to help anyone in the Black Hills area find relief!

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Destination Dentistry
Dr. Diana Latinow DDS, MSD
At Destination Dentistry, we offer a wide variety of dental services, including cosmetic and family dentistry, as well as sedation dentistry and TMJ treatment. Call us today to schedule an appointment if you are in Custer or Black Hills area.
141 N 5th St
Custer, SD 57730
Call: 605-673-2011605-673-2011
  • Staff and doctor were very friendly and efficient. As good as a visit to the Dentist can get!
    —Ron Y
  • I was so nervous getting a new dentist, after having years of bad experiences. But Diane was patient, kind, and gentle...thank you!
    —Rebecca E
  • I called with a child in pain and needed an appointment fast. What I received was fast. Appreciate the great response and service.
    —Joseph P
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    —Catherine B
  • It is impressive that DD is interested in how their patients feel about the dental care they receive and what DD could do to improve. They have always exceeded my expectations.
    —Tim K
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    —Brittnay E
  • I had good dental care when I lived in Aberdeen and was surprised to find that when I moved to Custer, a far smaller town, I would receive the best dental care I ever had. On top of that, the whole DD crew is friendly and outgoing.
    —Tom H
  • I, very much enjoyed my visit to the dentist. The office seemed more tranquil than usual. The hygienist and the dentist demonstrated a high level of courtesy and knowledge while making me feel very comfortable and relaxed.
    —Marilyn W
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    —Elizabeth C
  • I was pleased with my appointment. Everyone personable and good experience getting my teeth cleaned. Dr. Diana seems kind and caring.
    —Cherry L
  • We have been to many dentist's and this is the first one we don't mind coming back to. Very friendly staff and excellent work! Couldn't be happier and so glad a friend told us about them 😊
    —Bissell F.
  • …I had no discomfort (with the laser). Yes, an awareness of ’something done’, but no pain what so ever! You did a good job Doc. If anyone wants to ask me, I’ll tell them. It’s time for the old Bard Parker blade to be relegated to the history file. Thank you for your skills.
    —Dr. Art L., M.D.
  • Congratulations on your beautiful Hi-tech office-and on your thirty years of working together! Also you need to know I appreciate the picture you sent me of my teeth. They are absolutely the best pictures I have ever taken. Thank you for the good service you provide.
    —Arlene B.

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