Root Canals

A root canal is when the pulp chamber of the tooth (which includes the nerve and blood vessels) is cleaned and shaped then filled with a natural substance called gutta-percha. This treatment is necessary when the nerve tissue is damaged to avoid the problem deteriorating and causing an abscess.

Having root damage is painful (abscesses are even worse) but a root canal procedure is not, despite common beliefs. Fort Des Moines Dental specializes is restoring your dental health painlessly and efficiently.

Service Snapshot


Approx. Appt. Time

90 minutes

Appt. Frequency

If pain persists

Healing Time

One week

Our Patients

“I frequently receive compliments on my teeth and smile. I owe it to the great people of Fort Des Moines Dental. I have been a patient of Fort Des Moines Dental all of my life. I’m 57 years old and currently on my third dentist. The dentist and staff have always been kind, courteous, friendly and professional. Thank you for many years of wonderful dental care.”

Nancy D.

“What a difference bleaching makes! I’m an avid coffee drinker and you can’t tell now that I go to Fort Des Moines Dental. It’s like a new set of teeth. I would highly recommend.”

Brian P.

Interested in Learning More?

Appointments + Insurance

515.287.5400

M 8 AM – 5 PM
T 8 AM – 5 PM
W 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
TH 8 AM – 5 PM
F 7 AM – 12 PM

Closed Saturday & Sunday

We file to all insurance companies but, we participate with the following: Delta Dental (Premier), Blue Dental, Cigna, Humana, United Concordia, Ameritas, Guardian, Principal, and Dentamax.

Got questions?

Stop on by, give us a call or send us a message and we’ll gladly attend to your needs.