Root Canal Specialist
Root canal therapy uses state-of-the-art techniques to preserve teeth that have been badly damaged by decay or trauma, helping to prevent tooth loss and extractions. H and M Family Dentistry uses the most advanced methods to help patients in Aurora, CO, repair damaged teeth, avoid tooth loss and enjoy better oral health.
Root Canal FAQs
Dr. Sui feels lucky to be able to utilize the advanced root canal treatment system Wave-one for her patient care. She approaches her proficiency as an art and derives joy from perfecting her techniques for the better of her patients. When it comes to performing the therapies in her office, she incorporates state-of-the-art technology to diagnose, plan and resolve them. When patients come to her with tooth pain, she uses the 3D CT-scan to precisely diagnose the best solution for each individual needs. The powerful included instruments help her with uncovering the true diagnosis that many times is missed on 2-D imaging. The efficiency of the machine allows her to avoid ‘going in blind’ - providing more targeted, safer care to patients. After the root canal therapy, Dr. Sui prepares the tooth for crown restoration using the CEREC machine.
What is a root canal treatment?
Root canal procedures are performed to treat damage or decay in the central portion of the tooth called the pulp. The pulp is where the nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues that support the tooth are located. Accessing and treating this area requires special instruments and techniques. Root canal procedures are designed to treat the central portion of the tooth and to remove damaged pulp so the natural tooth can be saved and an extraction can be avoided.
What happens during a root canal procedure?
Root canal procedures are similar to “regular” filling procedures, but they use different instruments and slightly different techniques to assess and treat the deeper portions of the teeth. First, the tooth will be numbed to prevent discomfort. Then, a drilling tool will be used to remove a portion of the tooth so the pulp can be reached. Special instruments will be used to remove the damaged pulp, then the area will be sealed and filled and a crown will be placed over the tooth to protect it.
Is a root canal better than having a tooth extracted?
In most cases, it’s always better to preserve a natural tooth than to have it pulled. Teeth are designed to work in pairs, and removing a tooth can interfere with normal bite balance and increase the risk of uneven tooth wear, decay, and infection. Plus, when a tooth is pulled, it also increases the risk for future tooth loss in the teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth. And finally, having a root canal procedure is usually less costly than having a tooth pulled and then having a bridge, denture or implant procedure.
Can I have a root canal without having a crown?
Patients are always advised to have a crown placed over a tooth that’s been treated with a root canal procedure in order to provide additional strength for the tooth as well as to hide any discoloration that can occur once the interior portion of the tooth is removed. Crowns can help prevent issues like breakage and infection in addition to improving the appearance of the tooth.