Root Canal Specialists

You’re in good hands with Utah Endodontics. Our modern approach to endodontic care makes it easy to get treated effectively and cost efficiently.

Why An Endodontist?

An endodontist has two additional years of specialty training following general dentistry schooling. With this focus on endodontics, they are better suited for difficult cases.

The root canal specialists at Utah Endodontics also use advanced technology, such as surgical microscopes that help magnify visibility.

At your appointment, you can expect our doctors to inform you of all the risks, benefits, and options for your treatment. With anesthetics and our dedication to your well-being, your treatment will be as comfortable and pain-free as possible. 

Utah Endodontics offers nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you feel calm and relaxed during your appointment, with minimal side effects.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Endodontics is the practice of dentistry that focuses on disease or injury of the soft tissues inside a tooth, referred to in the industry as “dental pulp.”

Endodontic procedures remove inflamed, infected dental pulp so the inside of the tooth can be cleaned. Afterward, the tooth is filled and sealed. A temporary crown is often placed on the tooth until you can visit your regular dentist, who then does a permanent crown. At Utah Endodontists, our doctors perform the following:

  • Root Canals
  • Retreatment
  • Apicoectomy

If the dental pulp of a tooth is infected or inflamed, only endodontics can get to the root of the issue. Addressing the problem can prevent further damage to the tooth and surrounding gums. Endodontics procedures can prevent the spread of bacteria throughout the mouth.

Some of the signs that you need endodontic treatment include:

  • Pain when chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Darkened gums
  • Cracked or chipped tooth
  • A hole in a tooth

Your dentist can help determine via x-rays, thermal and electric testing, or tapping your tooth if you need endodontic work done.

First and foremost, endodontic treatment should relieve pain. It also prevents additional problems from developing in your mouth, which can affect your overall health. 


Jeremy JohnsonJeremy Johnson
22:35 04 Apr 23
What can I say!!! WOW!!! I have have now been in twice to see Dr. Thompson. He makes you feel good about being there and explains everything in detail. Maria his assistant is wonderful and full of knowledge. The one thing that stands out the most is Dr. Thompson goes out of his way to call and check up on things at the end of the day the day of your procedure. Thank you 🙏 for your professionalism and stellar work ethic. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Victoria BlissVictoria Bliss
21:38 19 Feb 23
My toothache started Thursday and everyday it was getting worse. My dentist scheduled an appointment for Tuesday, but the pain was getting worse each day. Dr Kjar came in for me on an emergency basis on a Saturday and found the severity due to infection and immediately did a root canal. With Ashley, his sharp assistant, he found two teeth infected and took care of both of them. He saved two teeth! By Tuesday my regular dentist may have just pulled the two teeth to do two implants. Dr Kjar really cares and went out of his way to help me - on his day off! He made sure I was comfortable. He followed through the next day checking to see how I was doing. Thank you so much!
Dan EllingerDan Ellinger
17:55 05 Jan 23
Obviously getting a root canal is no fun, but Utah Endodontics made the experience as good as it could possibly be. Super friendly front office and great staff all around. I was in and out quickly and healed nicely from the procedure. Highly recommend!
Cheri ChristoffersenCheri Christoffersen
19:31 17 Nov 22
If you want or need a great endodontist, you need to call Dr.Thomson or Dr. Kjar. I can tell you first hand, Dr. Thomson has saved a few teeth of my own! After working in Oral Surgery for over 25 years, we had to extract those teeth that couldn’t be saved! You will love these doctors with Utah Endodontics!
00:57 21 Oct 22
I am so impressed with Dr. Kjar and his team. I wish I could remember the name of the lovely woman assisting him, she was so nice and very informative. They were both phenomenal as well as the front office staff. They got me in for an emergency root canal same day. I was so stressed and anxious about it as I do not do well with pain. They made me feel very comfortable and the procedure was a breeze. I also got a voicemail from Dr Kjar checking on me and giving me his cell phone if I have any problems. I’ve been through hell the last 2 weeks in pain and I’m finally getting relief. Highly recommend!!!