ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

Your natural teeth should last a lifetime.  If injury or decay causes one of your teeth to abscess or become infected, a specialized dental procedure known as root canal treatment may be an effective alternative to tooth extraction. Our dentists at Aspen Dental Associates offer root canal treatment right here in Colorado Springs!

 

Treating the inside of the tooth is called Endodontics (endo=inside, dontic=tooth). Inside each tooth, there is dental pulp comprised of nerve and vascular tissue.  This pulp extends down into the tooth’s root.  If the pulp becomes infected or injured, this tissue dies, eventually leading to pain and infection. If root canal treatment is not performed, the tooth may need to be removed.

 

Root canal treatment involves the removal of the tooth’s pulp to the end of the roots and replacing it with materials that seal it off from the oral environment.  Once root canal treatment is completed, the tooth often needs reinforcement and protection with a crown to prevent fracture and eventual loss.  Afterwards, a root canal rarely requires any kind of follow-up treatment as long as it is cared for with good oral hygiene and regular dental exams with professional cleanings.

 

Contact us to schedule your root canal treatment at our relaxed, comfortable Colorado Springs office.