In Need of a Root Canal?
Dr. Thomas Ouellette may be able to save an infected tooth from needing extraction when you visit our office for root canal therapy. We remove the pulp tissues and fill their space so the majority of your tooth stays in your mouth and supports your jaw. Please call our dentist today at 303-296-1402 if you would like to learn more about receiving a root canal in Denver, Colorado.
Root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment recommended when your tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. The pulp is the innermost part of the tooth and contains the blood vessels and nerves that keep the tooth alive and healthy. When injury and decay reach deep into the tooth, it can cause significant discomfort and may eventually result in the death and extraction of the tooth.
Root canals work to remove the infected and injured tooth tissues to restore the health of the tooth and prevent you from needing to have the tooth extracted and replaced. In many cases, a root canal is the preferred option because it allows you to continue using your original tooth rather than going through the more extensive process to replace it. When you receive a root canal, our dentist will enter the tooth, remove the damaged tissues, clean it and fill the tooth with a medicated material to prevent infection. The tooth will then be capped with a dental crown to restore its shape and appearance and protect it. In most cases, root canal treatment can be completed in just one or two appointments.
While root canals have a reputation for being painful and uncomfortable, the reality is that advances in treatment techniques, tools and anesthesia make it possible for our dentist to perform your procedure with minimal discomfort. Our team will take the time to make sure you feel comfortable throughout your procedure, and we will provide you with posttreatment instructions to help you recover as quickly as possible.
For more information about root canal therapy and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, contact our office today.