The Bissell Dental Group uses endodontic (root canal) techniques to save teeth that are decaying, abscessed or dying due to a previous trauma. The pulp, or nerve, and the blood supply of a tooth are found inside microscopic canals within the tooth. These canals and chamber are what provide the vitality of a tooth.
A root canal procedure is non-surgical and is needed when the pulp becomes infected. Your tooth may need a root canal (endodontic therapy) if you are experiencing these common symptoms:
- Injury or trauma
- Cold sensitivity
- Throbbing or aching pain
- Hurts to chew or bite down
A root canal is one of the most feared dental procedures, most likely because of the pain a patient endures prior to having the procedure done. When the procedure is done and over, most patients say the root canal treatment is relatively painless.
Success rates for root canal treatments are about 90%, and with proper care, teeth treated with a root canal can last as long as other natural teeth.
When you need a root canal treatment, do not hesitate to call our office at (303) 757-6139 or email our team of Denver endodontic experts to find out more about the process, what to expect, and how we can help you feel less anxious about the procedure.