Do you have dental sensitivity or a severe toothache that you’re battling with? These are common symptoms of tooth infections that are hidden below the surface of your tooth, aggravating the sensitive nerves stored inside. To help relieve your pain and prevent the issue from progressing, Dr. Gasper or Dr. Orban may suggest root canal therapy. While this procedure has a notorious reputation for being painful, that’s not actually the case. We offer sedation dentistry and local anesthesia to make the process as pain-free and fast as possible. With our high-quality dental care, you’ll be able to continue enjoying your natural smile for years to come.
Although root canals are daunting for most patients, they’re actually incredibly common procedures that have allowed our team to save countless patient’s natural teeth and restore their dental health. Usually, we recommend this treatment if our patients have experienced severe dental decay that has allowed harmful oral bacteria to access the inner chamber of their tooth and aggravate their pulp. When the problem isn’t addressed in a timely manner, the infection can spread to other teeth, and even other areas of your body, making it vital to address early on.
When you visit our office to solve your issue, we’ll remove the infected pulp of your tooth, sanitize the area, and fill it. This will seal it off and prevent bacteria from accessing it again. To make it easier to continue using that side of your mouth, we will top off your tooth with a protective crown that strengthens it. At Aesthetic Dentistry by Design, we offer same-day appointments for patients who are experiencing pain, so we’ll be able to ease your discomfort as soon as possible.
Every mouth is different, which means that there are a variety of symptoms you may experience that signal that you need a root canal in Colorado Springs. The typical sign that we see many patients experience is a severe toothache caused by upset infected pulp. Some additional symptoms you can keep an eye out for include:
If you notice any of these signs, contact your emergency dentist immediately. We will be able to provide you with over-the-phone first-aid guidance and examine your mouth that same day. Waiting until the last minute to address an issue as severe as an infection typically only makes the situation worse.
When you sit down in our treatment chair, our first priority is to make sure you’re comfortable. After examining your affected tooth and diagnosing the issue, we’ll determine whether root canal therapy is the best solution.
We’ll start the process by numbing the area of your mouth containing your damaged tooth using local anesthesia. That way, you won’t feel any pain throughout the procedure. Once we ensure that you’re completely numb, we’ll make a small access point in your damaged tooth so we can get to the inner chamber where your infected pulp is housed. Using small instruments, we’ll remove the pulp and sanitize the area to expel any lingering harmful oral bacteria. To rebuild the structure of your tooth, we’ll place composite resin inside of it.
We also offer CEREC same-day dental crowns to place atop your treated tooth to restore the function and strength of it. This will allow you to use it as you typically would without worrying about causing further damage to your mouth.