Here at The Fort Collins Dentist, we make root canals as simple and comfortable as possible! You may have heard that root canals are particularly painful or dangerous, but root canal treatment is actually more similar to more basic procedures—like filling cavities—than you may think.
If you have a damaged tooth that evolves into a tooth infection, extraction may be necessary. After the infected tooth is removed it will need to be replaced, meaning lots of time in the dentist’s chair, and lots of money spent. With root canal treatment we are able to save your tooth, even if it is infected and causing pain.
If you want to maintain your natural tooth and avoid the extraction process, a root canal is the way to go!
Tooth Infection Treatment Indications
A root canal is used to remove damaged or infected pulp from a tooth. The pulp of a tooth is the soft inside of the tooth that contains all of the nerves and blood vessels. If a chip or crack forms in the tooth, bacteria can leak into the pulp, which can permanently damage it and cause the infection. Symptoms of a damaged pulp include:
- Persistent, painful toothache.
- Increased sensitivity to temperature.
- Pimple-like bump on the gums.
- Tenderness that makes it difficult to chew.
- Swelling or redness in the gums.
- Discoloration of the tooth.
If you have any of the symptoms listed above, come see Dr. Lesko for a thorough examination. A root canal will relieve all of the pain caused by a damaged pulp and will allow you to chew and bite down normally again.
Root Canal at The Fort Collins Dentist
During the procedure, Dr. Lesko will remove the pulp through a small hole in the tooth. She will clean out the surrounding area and the root canals and then seal them to prevent further bacteria from leaking in.
Find Relief from Tooth Pain with Root Canal Therapy in Fort Collins
Root canals are not as scary as they are made out to be, and they are beneficial to your comfort and health. Give us a call today to learn more about how our team can make a root canal an easy and worthwhile process for you.