Root Canal Therapy in Broomfield, CO
If there is one dental procedure that suffers from a bad reputation, it is root canals. Many people feel nervous about root canal therapy because in the past it has been associated with pain. The truth is, it is not the procedure itself that is painful, but rather the infection inside your tooth that is causing your discomfort.
Modern dentistry offers new technology to make root canal procedures smooth and efficient, and you may be surprised to learn that a root canal actually relieves your pain.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
Not only does it alleviate your discomfort, but root canal therapy also allows us to preserve the natural tooth structure of a tooth that might otherwise need an extraction.
When tooth decay or a fracture reaches the root and nerves of your tooth, it causes pain, inflammation, possible swelling and infection. The infection is the source of your pain, and it will need to be removed to protect the integrity of your tooth.
What to Expect During Root Canal Therapy
During root canal therapy, Dr. Nelson removes the diseased tissue from inside your tooth and ensures that it is infection-free. He will also recommend that we strengthen your tooth with a permanent filling or dental crown once it is healed to ensure you have all the function you enjoyed before your infection.
Your Broomfield dentist uses specific technology and techniques to ensure your comfort during your procedure. Dr. Nelson also relies on the best local anesthetics to numb your tooth and the area surrounding it, which ensures that you don’t feel anything during your procedure and immediately alleviates your pain.
He also uses rotary endodontic tools that make the procedure more efficient since they are made of flexible nickel titanium. Flexible hand tools allow him easier access into the inner canals of your tooth. These tools are also electric, which helps the procedure move along more efficiently.
Can Root Canal Therapy Be Prevented?
It might surprise you to learn that many root canals could have been prevented.
With consistent visits to Dr. Nelson for routine examinations and cleanings, he can detect signs of tooth decay very early on, which allows you to restore your tooth with a more straightforward procedure such as a filling. If decay is left undiagnosed, or you delay treatment of the tooth, it can progress further into the tooth and cause an infection.
Being consistent with your preventive appointments will help you avoid situations where you would need root canal therapy.
Contact Peak Dental Health
If you are experiencing sensitivity to temperature, or pain in your tooth that is not going away, it’s important to contact your team at Peak Dental Health right away.
Give our dental office a call today for more information or to schedule your next appointment.