Root canal treatments will help restore teeth with diseased pulp and eliminate the discomfort associated with the infections. They allow you to retain your natural teeth and avoid extractions and expensive tooth replacement options.
At Pollary Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs, we provide safe and comfortable root canal treatments to restore the functions of your impaired tooth.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy can help save teeth at risk of extraction due to decay that reaches deep into the tooth or if your tooth has suffered substantial trauma. If root canal infections are not addressed on time, the infection can spread further, needing more expensive treatments. The symptoms of a root canal infection include constant toothaches, sensitivity to hot or cold foods, swelling around the tooth, pus discharge, or discoloration of the tooth.
Benefits of Root Canals
- The ability to regain efficient chewing, which will also assist in maintaining good nutrition
- Being able to bite normally and put less pressure on your jaw.
- They prevent avoidable extractions
- Treating one damaged tooth will help safeguard your adjoining teeth from excessive wear or strain.
- The tooth will regain its natural and healthy appearance
Root Canal Procedure
During the initial examination, Dr. Kenneth Pollary will take an X-Ray of your affected tooth. A root canal becomes necessary when the infection has compromised the dental pulp, the core of a tooth comprising nerves, blood vessels, and soft connective tissues. We will administer local anesthesia to numb the affected area to begin the procedure. Next, a dental dam is placed to protect your gums and surrounding area. A small opening is made on the tooth's surface to gain access to the diseased pulp.
We use special instruments to remove the harmful debris from the root canals, and the infected area is meticulously cleaned. The canals are disinfected, and a medicated material called gutta-percha is placed inside. This, along with adhesive cement, will be used to seal the canals. Finally, a temporary filling material is employed to close the access hole. We may recommend a dental crown to protect the treated tooth further. The crowns will help further enhance the look and feel of your tooth and can be designed to blend in with your smile.
After Root Canal Treatment
After a root canal process, you can expect some soreness and discomfort that will subside in a few days. Antibiotics and painkillers will help speed up your healing and recovery. It would help if you followed efficient oral hygiene routines with regular dental check-ups and cleanings to prevent further infections.
To learn more about our root canal treatments, visit our office, Pollary Family Dentistry, at 6165 Lehman Dr #104, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. You can also reach Dentist in Colorado Springs CO at 719-591-0750.