Sometimes root canal therapy (also known as endodontics) is needed to save a tooth. In cases of advanced decay, endodontic treatment can be a great way to restore your complete oral health.

At Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center, we work with you to determine the best treatment options. Please call us at 303-751-3321 to learn more and to arrange your consultation.

What Is Endodontic Therapy?

You have most likely heard endodontic treatment referred to as "a root canal." Your tooth roots contain nerves and tissue called "pulp." It is when these tissues become inflamed or infected that endodontics may be an option.

A simple procedure cleans the tooth roots of infected tissue. A dental crown is placed over the tooth to protect and restore its complete structure. You will not experience any pain during the procedure itself. Over-the-counter pain relievers are typically all that is needed to alleviate any discomfort afterward.

Why would Endodontics be needed?

The most common reason for requiring endodontic treatment is because one or more of your dental pulps have been compromised or damaged. This might be due to dense decay that has reached inside of the tooth. It might be due to a break or fracture that has essentially damaged or destroyed the pulp. Treatment typically involves removing the pulp via a root canal.

Advantages of Root Canal Treatment

Our dentists find the best treatments for the individual patient because dentistry is never one-size-fits-all. If we determine endodontic therapy is the best option, there are many advantages for someone who is living with a badly infected tooth:

  • Preserves the natural tooth
  • You can continue to enjoy your natural smile
  • May prevent the need to extract a tooth
  • Stops any pain caused by the infected tooth

This last point is important. Although many people feel nervous about root canal treatments, an infected tooth is usually very painful, and the procedure is not. In fact, root canal treatment will restore both comfort and health.

What makes someone a candidate for Endodontic treatment?

Endodontic treatment is incredibly common. You might require treatment if you're experiencing severe pain as well as tooth sensitivity. You might not be able to apply pressure to the tooth that's pulp has been damaged. It's important to consider treatment before the damage and pain gets worse.

Find Out What Is Right for You

Root canal treatment or another dental solution may be the right way to relieve the oral discomfort you are experiencing. To arrange your appointment, please call Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center at 303-751-3321.

Our practice has served all of Denver and the surrounding areas since 1972. Our modern office in Aurora features state-of-the-art equipment, skilled hygienists and experienced dentists.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our office