At Highpoint Dental Care, we regularly perform a root canal endodontic treatment in order to remove infections and save our patients’ teeth. Dr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz can perform the procedure white keeping patients comfortable. Root canals are a common procedure. If you live in the Aurora area and are currently experiencing tooth pain, we invite you to call (303) 219-2055 to schedule an appointment and see if you need a root canal endodontic treatment.
Why do most people need a root canal?
When a tooth becomes infected, that infection can spread into the center of the tooth. This area is called the dental pulp. Inside of the dental pulp are the nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. All of the sensitive areas of the tooth are contained here. As such, when the area becomes infected it can be incredibly painful, and should be treated immediately.. We can perform a root canal quickly on people living in and around the 80013 area.
How does the treatment work?
A root canal endodontic procedure works by creating a small hole in the tooth so that all of the infected areas can be accessed. The dental pulp is removed, as are the nerves that run down the tooth roots. Once it has fully matured, removing the roots will not directly harm the tooth. It can, however, prevent the further spread of infection so when it is necessary to remove the roots; we promptly do so. Once done, we will clean the area to ensure that the infection is gone. Dr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz will typically prescribe antibiotics, as well. This ensures that any lingering infection is eliminated.
In order to complete the root canal, we will seal the hole and fill in where the dental pulp used to be. This is typically done with a material called gutta-percha. This is a rubber-like substance that seals and protects. At Highpoint Dental Care, we will then use a filling or crown in order to further strengthen and protect the damaged tooth. Crowns can be created in a tooth colors. This means that regardless of where your infected tooth is located, a crown can be used, and it will blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. Patients throughout the Aurora area appreciate how natural their tooth looks once the procedure is complete.
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Why should I have a root canal endodontic treatment?
If you live in Aurora, CO you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz to discuss the health of your teeth, any problems that you may be having and what should be done to heal and protect the tooth. We will select the best treatment option to save your problem. Overall, a root canal endodontic treatment is extremely effective for saving damaged teeth. This single treatment makes it possible for millions of teeth to be saved annually. Once it is completed, eating and drinking becomes enjoyable again.
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What about discomfort?
We work to help patients to feel comfortable during their root canal endodontic procedure by using sedation dentistry. We have a variety of ways that we can eliminate both discomfort and anxiety during a root canal. Whether a patient needs to take something ahead of time to relax or medication to numb the specific area that is being worked on, Dr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz can provide painless dentistry and help patients enjoy their dental treatments.
What are the advantages of this procedure?
In the past, many people would need to have their teeth pulled if they became severely infected or the dental pulp became inflamed. Now, those same teeth can be saved by performing a root canal. This is a far better option because it keeps the natural tooth in place. This is important for the shape of the face because as teeth come out the muscles in the face can start to sag. While this is not particularly common with the loss of one tooth, it is when teeth are lost. By treating and saving an infected tooth, Dr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz are helping to preserve our patients’ facial structure.
Following completed root canal therapy, it will be possible to eat normally. That makes it possible to bite down with normal force, chew, and maintain normal activities without worrying about the tooth.
A restored tooth will look completely natural if a tooth-colored crown is used to restore it. In fact, a crown can be created in the exact shade of the surrounding teeth so that it blends in perfectly. If, in fact, you had a root canal done previously, you may want to have the crown around it replaced with today’s version for an improved appearance.
Alternatively, if a root canal endodontic procedure is not completed, the infected tooth will likely need to be removed and replaced. The options for doing so are a denture, a bridge or a dental implant. These are all viable solutions but take additional time, and the recovery period is longer since the procedures will take several steps. Therefore, the best possible solution is to have Dr. Rowe and Dr. Baltz attempt to save your tooth by performing a root canal endodontic procedure. To learn more about this option call Highpoint Dental Care at 303-219-2055 and schedule an appointment.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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