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Root Canal Therapy in Colorado Springs, CO

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure that is performed to save a severely damaged or infected tooth. It involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth's root canal, cleaning and disinfecting the area, and then filling and sealing it. This treatment is necessary when the pulp, which contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, cracks, or chips in the tooth, or trauma to the face.

Root canal therapy is a highly effective dental treatment that can save your natural tooth, provide pain relief, and improve your oral health. If you are experiencing tooth pain or suspect you may need root canal therapy, it is important to seek prompt dental care. Contact Tuttle Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs, CO at (719) 282-6636 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Tuttle or Dr. Stephen Bryant.

The Root Canal Therapy Process

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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

During the initial consultation, your dentist will examine your tooth and take X-rays to determine the extent of the damage or infection. They will then develop a treatment plan based on their findings.

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Numbing the Area

Before the procedure begins, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to ensure that you remain comfortable and pain-free throughout the treatment.

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Removing the Infected Pulp

Once the area is numb, your dentist will create a small access hole in the tooth to reach the infected pulp. Using specialized tools, they will carefully remove the pulp from the root canal.

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

After the infected pulp is removed, your Colorado Springs dentist will clean and disinfect the root canal to eliminate any remaining bacteria or debris.

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Filling and Sealing

Once the root canal is thoroughly cleaned, your dentist will fill it with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. This material helps to seal the root canal, preventing further infection.

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Restoring the Tooth

In most cases, a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy will require a dental crown to provide strength and protection. Your dentist will take impressions of your tooth to create a custom-made crown that matches the color and shape of your natural teeth.

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