If you have a need for endodontic therapy or other family dental services, Hearthside Dentistry in Brighton, Colorado can help. We understand dental procedures can be stressful and we strive to offer emergency dental solutions in a comfortable, relaxing environment. You can learn more about Endodontic Therapy and Root Canals in the descriptions below.
Before you can understand exactly how endodontic therapy can help, you need to understand exactly what it does. Endodontic therapy services a few different goals, including both helping you maintain a high quality of life with regards to chewing efficiently, as well as protecting the natural appearance of your smile. Also commonly referred to as “root canal treatment,” endodontic therapy is a process that begins by removing infected or inflamed pulp from the inside of your tooth. The inside of the tooth is then cleaned thoroughly and disinfected before it is filled with a special type of material called gutta-percha. The appearance of the tooth is then restored through the use of a crown or filling, which also serves as protection against tooth fracture and loss. Once root canal treatment has been successfully completed, the tooth in question will continue to function and look like any other.
The benefits of proper endodontic therapy include:
- Removing an active infection from your body
- Getting you out of dental pain
- Keeping your natural tooth rather than being replaced
It’s important to note that endodontic therapy does not mean that the tooth in question will need to be removed in the future. On the contrary, the vast majority of teeth that have had root canal treatment performed can last just as long as your mouth’s natural teeth when cared for properly.
If would like to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions or concerns about an upcoming procedure, please free to contact us via phone or email. You can also learn more about the services and options we provide by visiting our services page.