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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canals in Colorado Springs from Jackson L. Anderson, DDS

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When teeth are compromised and decay penetrates the enamel to reach the inner pulp, patients need treatment to save their tooth from extraction. Root canal therapy preserves natural teeth roots, helping people maintaining their natural smile for much longer.

Why Receive Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is used to treat decayed or infected teeth. Patients in need of this treatment experience aching of the affected tooth and tenderness surrounding the area. Our qualified dentists conduct an examination to determine if root canal therapy is the ideal course of action. If decay if left to spread to other areas of the dental system, it leads to an extraction instead.

A timely root canal procedure is especially important in preventing future complications.

What to Expect?

First, a member of our team numbs the area using local anesthesia. Next, our dentist removes the decayed enamel cleans out the infected tooth pulp. Filling seals the tooth before fitting a temporary crown. At a second visit, our dentists permanently seal the tooth with a personalized crown, restoring function and esthetic. This crown also protects the remaining natural tooth from further damage.

Root canal therapy is often performed under anesthesia and meant to alleviate pain from patients. Most discomfort arises from anxieties surrounding oral surgery—but, rest assured, Our dentist and associates keep their patients well informed and comfortable throughout the entire process.

Keep in mind that an untreated tooth infection can spread to surrounding areas. If decay is severe, it can lead to tooth loss. If Dr. Anderson recommends root canal therapy, you can trust that he has your best interests in mind.

Root Canal Therapy Aftercare

Your mouth will still be slightly numb directly after your root canal. Wait until this numbing wears off before eating. Try to avoid forcefully biting on your treated tooth until your permanent crown is installed. Drink lots of fluid and eat soft food until you feel back to normal.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions about root canal therapy. You can also schedule an appointment to meet with us and discuss your treatment options. Dr. Anderson and staff welcome new patients from Silver Springs and the surrounding area.