Root Canals

Root canals remove a tooth’s pulp chamber to restore it after an irritation or damage compromises its health. Dentists usually recommend this treatment when decay has reached the nerve or if the tooth is infected. A root canal is a virtually painless procedure that can preserve your oral and overall health.

What is the Purpose of a Root Canal?

Leaving a tooth infection untreated may increase the chances of the infection entering your bloodstream. The purpose of a root canal is to prevent issues with your other teeth and overall health. You may need one if your teeth are extra sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, putting pressure on the affected tooth causes pain, or you experience a foul taste in your mouth.

What to Expect During Treatment

Before the procedure, your dentist will numb the surrounding tissues of the affected tooth to prevent discomfort and feelings of anxiety. Once that’s complete, they will create a small opening at the top of the affected tooth to access the pulp. Your dentist will carefully remove the damaged pulp and thoroughly clean the canals of the tooth before filling the area.

We strongly suggest returning for a separate appointment for a crown placement. This will provide an extra layer of protection for your tooth.

Benefits of Treatment

Besides eliminating tooth pain, root canals also provide numerous other benefits. Some of these include:

  • Prevents tooth loss
  • Boosts aesthetics of teeth
  • Prevents infection from spreading to neighboring teeth
  • Boosts oral and overall health

Do You Have Any Questions About Root Canals in Colorado Springs?

If you have a toothache that just won’t go away, maybe a root canal treatment can help. The team at Esthetic Family Dentistry strives to ensure this procedure is as comfortable as possible for all patients. Call us today if you have any questions!

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