Root canals are not generally thought of as something positive, but when you are suffering with tooth pain from an infection, there is no better way to address it. Modern root canals produce very little or no pain at all. And with a success rate of about 90%, you should feel confident that we at Salida Family Dentistry will be able to alleviate your pain and save your tooth from needing to be extracted.
The causes of needing our root canal in Canon City are related to your protective tooth enamel, which keeps bacteria out. A large cavity, deep filling, or a chipped or cracked tooth exposes the inner part of your tooth, allowing an infection to set in. The most common symptom is pain when you chew, or when you apply pressure to the tooth. That pain can range from mild to excruciating. You may also experience sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. Other possible signs include tooth discoloration and gum tenderness. When you come in, a physical examination along with x-rays will result in a diagnosis. There are two possible treatments. One is the removal of the tooth, which is the last resort. The other is our root canal in Canon City, which is far preferable. You will be made comfortable with local anesthesia. The tooth is then drilled to reach the pulp and nerve, both of which are removed. The canals of the tooth are then cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. If more than one session is required to complete the work, you will be given a temporary crown to protect the tooth. When healing is 100%, impressions are then taken for the fashioning of a permanent crown.
When you need our root canal in Canon City, don’t hesitate. Call us right away and we will have you seen as quickly as possible.