If left untreated, a cavity can lead to an infection that damages the soft tissues and nerves inside the tooth. A root canal can rescue your tooth in such a case. This procedure involves removing the infected tissue, cleaning your tooth, and sealing it to prevent further infection.
What Is a Root Canal Procedure?
Root canal therapy is a procedure used to treat an infection or inflamed pulp within a tooth. The pulp is the innermost layer of the teeth that contains the blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. It extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the roots. After we’ve determined you have a root canal infection, we will schedule your root canal as soon as possible. We know how painful tooth infections can be, and we don’t want you to wait to get the relief you need. We will talk with you about your symptoms and diagnoses, and we may also take X-rays or special imaging to get a closer look at your tooth.
During a root canal procedure, the dentist will numb the area around the tooth. Then, using a small drill, we will carefully remove the infected pulp from the tooth. Next, we will clean and disinfect the tooth, fill it, and seal it. Finally, we will be able to complete the procedure by placing a crown on the tooth.
What Are the Benefits Of a Root Canal?
A root canal is one of the most routinely performed dental procedures. A root canal can help save a damaged tooth without requiring an extraction. Root canals can also help restore and maintain your oral health. A root canal procedure can help:
- Save you from tooth loss
- Prevent dental issues, such as cavities and infections
- Restore your oral health
- Decrease your risk of gum disease
- Relieve your pain
- Restore your smile
- Prevent future dental problems
- Maintain your natural tooth structure
Is Root Canal Treatment Safe?
Root canal treatment is a safe procedure. In fact, root canal treatment is one of the most predictable restorative procedures in dentistry.
To learn more about our dental services or to schedule a consultation with our dentist at our practice located at 2711 S Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014, you can either contact us via email or call H&M Family Dentistry at (303) 353-9611. We will be happy to assist you further.