Root Canal Therapy in Littleton, CO
Root canal therapy involves creating a small hole in the top of the infected tooth, removing the infected nerves and tissue, and cleaning and sealing the tooth. Once it has been fully restored, we can create and place a permanent CEREC® dental crown over the tooth during the same visit—no follow-up appointment required! To learn more about our services or schedule a visit with our team, please contact our front office.Schedule Online
How do I know if I need a root canal treatment?
You may have a pretty good idea of what’s going on with a particular tooth, but the only way to know for sure what treatment you need is by scheduling an appointment with an experienced dentist and having the tooth assessed. Tooth infections do not always come with noticeable symptoms, but some common signs that indicate a root canal may be necessary include:
- Consistent Tooth Pain
- Tender or Swollen Gums
- Sudden Tooth Sensitivity
- Change in Tooth Color
- Bump on Gums Near Tooth
Are root canals painful?
Root canals have a bad reputation for being incredibly painful dental treatments, when in fact, they are not much different from receiving a filling from the patients’ perspective. Every root canal treatment begins with a local anesthetic being administered into the gums, after which the teeth and gums become completely numb to all pain. Our office also offers several excellent choices for dental sedation, which can help anxious patients have a far more pleasant experience during their treatment.
Are there other treatment options besides root canals?
Once bacteria is able to make its way inside a tooth and cause an infection, the infection must be treated, otherwise it will continue to spread to other parts of the mouth and body, which can have serious consequences. The only alternative to a root canal is to have the tooth removed completely, which can sometimes become necessary if a root canal is put off for too long or the tooth has incurred too much damage. Our team would be happy to examine your smile and recommend the right treatment for you!