illustration of root canal procedure of tooth

Illustration of root canal procedure

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed.  In fact, there are well over 14 million completed each and every year.  This procedure, while not simple, can save your natural teeth and prevent tooth loss.

In the middle of your tooth is the dental pulp.  The pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps build the surrounding tooth.  Bacteria, which causes infection, is introduced to the dental pulp by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, chips, and/or repeated dental procedures.  Symptoms of a dental infection include, but are not limited to swelling, temperature pain, or discomfort to the tooth and gums.

The doctors of the Colorado Endodontic group use state of the art instruments taking advantage of advancements in metalergy, imaging, and visualization to non surgically eliminate the diseased tissue.  This treatment usually involves local anesthesia and may take one or more appointments to be completed depending on the treatment required.  The success rate for Root Canal Therapy is better than 90%.

After root canal therapy, your dentist will decided on what type of restoration is the best way to protect and seal your tooth.  A sterilized well sealed root canal system done with the advanced techniques utilized by the doctors of the Colorado Endodontic Group in combination with a quality restoration and good oral hygiene is the best way to treat and maintain an infected tooth.

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