What is a root canal?
Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment used to restore the health of a seriously infected or damaged tooth. When a tooth suffers from severe decay, damage, or trauma, the dental pulp (the innermost layer of the tooth) may become diseased and damaged. When this occurs, the tooth may cause significant pain. To restore the health of the tooth and to alleviate your pain, we may recommend root canal therapy. During this treatment, our dentist removes the diseased tissues, disinfects the tooth, and reshapes the root canal system. We then fill the tooth with a medicated material that helps to return the tooth to good health and prevent further infection. The tooth may need a restoration such as a crown to restore its structure and strength. In most cases, a root canal in Centennial, Colorado, requires just one or two appointments at our comfortable office.
Do I need a root canal?
You may benefit from root canal therapy if you experience the symptoms of tooth infection, which typically include:
- Severe tooth pain, especially when chewing or biting down
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- A persistent or lasting pimple on the nearby gums
- A darkening or discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling and tenderness in the gums
Dr. Scott Lindsay and our team are committed to relieving your painful symptoms and restoring the health of your smile. We invite you to call or visit us today at Peak Dental Care for more information.