General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentists Serving Brighton, Thornton, Commerce City, Fort Lupton & Nearby Colorado
Conveniently and comfortably performed in our Brighton office, a root canal is a common dental procedure designed to repair teeth which have become infected. When tooth infections arise, they can become abscessed and develop pus-filled pockets near the root of the infected tooth. Endodontic therapy (root canals) can prevent teeth from becoming abscessed and reduce the risk of related health conditions in the future.
At Bromley Park Dental, your oral health is our top priority. Not only are healthy teeth attractive, but good dental health prevents the need for more costly and invasive treatments. Our experienced and highly trained general dentists are personally committed to helping you achieve and maintain exceptional dental wellness.
If you believe you may have an infected tooth, please contact Bromley Park Dental right away at 303-659-0667 to schedule an appointment at our Brighton office. We happily welcome patients from surrounding areas, including Thornton, Commerce City, and Ft. Lupton.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
Dental pulp harbors the blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues that nourish your teeth, keeping them healthy and strong. When decay and bacteria build up on teeth, infection can develop. When dental pulp becomes diseased and starts to die, it further weakens the tooth and promotes the spreading of decay. Root canals correct this problem and help you keep your teeth by removing the dental pulp altogether.
Unfortunately, the signs that you may need a root canal don’t always emerge until your condition has escalated. Common symptoms that indicate a potential infection and need for a root canal include:
- Tooth discoloration
- Tenderness and swelling of the gums near the infected area
- A recurring pimple on the gums
- Tooth sensitivity when exposed to cold or hot temperatures
- Severe toothache when chewing
Failing to address an abscessed tooth can cause swelling, bone loss and drainage issues near the root. It’s important for both your immediate and long-term oral health to visit a dentist as soon as you notice discomfort or other symptoms.
Does a Root Canal Hurt?
In the past, root canals developed a reputation for being painful procedures. However, root canals actually relieve pain rather than cause it. Your comfort and safety are always our top priorities, and your endodontic therapy will be performed in a way that causes little to no discomfort.
During your procedure, a numbing agent will be delivered and the diseased dental pulp will be completely removed from the core of your tooth. Once this has been completed, your inner tooth will be completely cleaned and sealed. We will then add a tooth restoration, usually a filling or dental crown to provide strength to the treated tooth.
The tooth that received a root canal will be perfectly functional and appear completely natural. You will be able to smile with confidence and eat your favorite foods without worry.