Root Canal Therapy in Cherry Creek
Root canals can be scary, but infected and damaged teeth can be more menacing. Root canals may be the best and only effective way to fix damaged teeth.
Here at Aspen Dental, you can know that you are in the best care possible when it comes to root canal therapy. Dr. Eric Rossow, Dr. Laura Noce, and Dr. Cheri Neal are highly-trained, experienced dentists and would look forward to treating your dental issue.
Let us help you eliminate any pain you may be feeling when it comes to infection and give you a smile that will boost your confidence.
How Do You Know if You Need a Root Canal?
We perform root canal therapy to treat damaged or diseased tooth interiors. Inside the tooth is a fleshy tissue called the pulp, and it is made up of different nerves and blood vessels that all lead down into the root of the tooth. Here are some symptoms that may indicate you need a root canal:
- You experience extreme sensitivity.
- You experience toothache when chewing or applying pressure to the tooth.
- You notice tooth discoloration.
- You notice swelling around your gums.
- You notice extreme redness in your gums.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, the pulp inside your tooth may be infected. We may recommend a root canal to fix the problem. An endodontist (a dentist specializing in the tooth inside) will perform a root canal to repair the damaged tooth and relieve pain.
What Are Some Benefits of Root Canal Therapy?
Fear not. A root canal is an effective, health-promoting procedure. Once we finish treatment and you’ve recovered, you’ll never again feel pain in that tooth. A root canal ensures that your teeth are back to normal in no time.
Also, a root canal has the benefit of preserving your natural tooth rather than extracting and replacing it with a prosthetic.
What is the Procedure for a Root Canal?
Before beginning, each patient is administered anesthesia to numb the tooth and mouth. It is unlikely that you’ll feel any pain during the procedure with today’s technology.
After numbing, we will begin treating the damaged or diseased tooth by taking a tiny drill and creating an opening at the top of the tooth. We’ll remove the infected pulp from inside the tooth, and the tooth will be cleaned and dried using tiny dental instruments.
We’ll seal the root canal with a dental filling to keep the tooth secure and dry. Finally, we’ll cap the tooth to return it to its original functionality. While it may sound complex, the entire procedure usually lasts about an hour.
What to Expect After the Procedure
Your mouth and teeth will likely be sensitive following the root canal procedure. We may provide a prescription for pain medication to ease any discomfort. During recovery, you should only eat soft foods that don’t require a lot of chewing.
A follow-up visit is almost always recommended and always necessary when it comes to root canals. You can brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, just being extra sensitive to the treated tooth. Caring for your teeth about the procedure is important to heal quickly and prevent any relapsing issues.
Contact Us to Get Started on Your Quality Dental Care
At Aspen Dental, we have dentists trained in root canal therapy to perform your root canal therapy while adhering to the highest quality dental standards. If you have any questions about root canal therapy, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by calling (720) 438-4208. Your satisfaction is our number one priority, and we are happy to answer any of your questions over the phone or in person.