Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a proven procedure that can save an infected tooth from extraction. It restores the tooth's natural appearance while leaving your mouth healthy and strong.

Quit Suffering So You Can Smile Again

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a procedure used to treat and save a tooth that is severely decayed, infected, or damaged. At Smile Studio Dental, we understand that needing a root canal treatment can be intimidating. However, rest assured that our experienced team is here to provide gentle and effective care to alleviate your discomfort and restore your oral health.

Who Needs Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment may be necessary for individuals experiencing:

  • Severe tooth pain or sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Swelling or tenderness in the gums around a specific tooth.
  • Discoloration or darkening of a tooth.
  • Persistent or recurring pimples on the gums.

These symptoms can indicate that the inner pulp of the tooth is infected or damaged, necessitating root canal treatment to alleviate discomfort and prevent tooth loss. Additionally, individuals with deep cavities, cracked or fractured teeth, or trauma to the tooth may also require a root canal to address the underlying issue and restore oral health.

Ready to say goodbye to tooth pain and discomfort? Schedule your root canal treatment with Smile Studio Dental today and take the first step towards a healthier, pain-free smile!

  • What is a root canal?

    A root canal is a dental procedure used to treat infected or severely decayed teeth. During the procedure, the dentist removes the infected pulp, cleans the root canals, and seals the space to prevent further infection. It’s done under anesthesia to ensure comfort and is highly successful in saving teeth and relieving pain.

  • How long is a root canal procedure?

    The duration of a root canal procedure can vary depending on factors such as the location and complexity of the tooth, the extent of infection or damage, and the individual patient’s anatomy.

    A root canal procedure typically takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete. This includes numbing the tooth, removing the infected pulp, cleaning and shaping the root canals, and filling and sealing the tooth.

    The procedure may take longer in some cases, particularly complex or challenging cases. After your initial consultation with our office, we can give you a more accurate estimate of the time it will take.

  • How is root canal treatment performed?

    Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is performed in several steps:

    1. Anesthesia: The dentist administers local anesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding area, ensuring the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure.
    2. Access: The dentist creates an opening in the crown of the tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals. This is typically done using a dental drill.
    3. Cleaning and shaping: The dentist removes the infected or damaged pulp inside the tooth and cleans and shapes the root canals using specialized instruments. This step is crucial for removing bacteria and debris to prevent further infection.
    4. Disinfection: The root canals are thoroughly disinfected to eliminate any remaining bacteria and reduce the risk of reinfection.
    5. Filling: Once the root canals are cleaned and shaped, they are filled with a biocompatible gutta-percha material to seal them and prevent bacteria from re-entering. The access opening in the tooth’s crown is then sealed with a temporary or permanent filling.
    6. Restoration: In some cases, a dental crown may be placed on the tooth to restore its strength, function, and appearance. This is especially common for teeth that have undergone extensive decay or damage.

    The dentist uses specialized instruments and magnification tools throughout the procedure to ensure precision and thoroughness. Root canal treatment aims to save the natural tooth and alleviate pain and discomfort caused by infection or damage. Following proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups can help ensure the long-term success of the root canal treatment.

  • How long does the pain from a root canal last?

    After a root canal procedure, it’s normal to experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity around the treated tooth. This usually goes away within a few days to a week. You can manage any discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

    Everyone’s experience with pain after a root canal is different, but most people find it’s not as bad as expected. Contact our office if you have concerns or if the pain doesn’t improve. We’re here to help and ensure you’re comfortable during your recovery.

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Smile Studio Dental

8801 E Montview Blvd, STE 120
Denver, CO, 80238
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Smile Studio Dental – Denver is conveniently located at the corner of Central Park and Montview Boulevard next to Starbucks.

Hours

Monday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Phone

720-617-1499

Email Address

frontoffice@smilestudiodenver.com