Sometimes, the pulp inside of teeth can become infected when a tooth is damaged. When this happens, Dr. Kate Steele and Dr. Lisa Schaffer may recommend that you receive a root canal treatment to restore your oral health and preserve your tooth. These treatments are typically performed with local anesthesia to ensure that your treatment is comfortable. If you are experiencing severe dental pain, we invite you to call Steele Dentistry at 303-278-3353 and set up your appointment with our dentists to learn if you need a non-surgical root canal treatment in Denver, Colorado, or Stapleton, Colorado.
A non-surgical root canal treatment, or more commonly known as a root canal, is a common endodontic treatment during which infected or damaged nerves and inner tooth pulp is removed. The tooth’s pulp consists of blood vessels, nerves, and tissue, and it is located beneath the protected enamel and dentin layers; however, if tooth decay or other forms of damage penetrate these protective layers, the pulp can become infected. If such a dental infection goes untreated, the tooth can die, and you will require a tooth removal.
To help restore the health of an infected tooth, our dentists may recommend a root canal treatment. During this procedure, our dentists will reach down into the tooth and remove the pulp and infected areas. They will then clean out the root canals and fill them with a medicated resin, much like a dental filling. The final step involves placing dental crown or filling over the remaining tooth structure, thus returning your tooth to its full shape, size, and function. This entire procedure typically takes only one or two appointments.
When many people think of getting a root canal, they think of its notorious reputation of being an extremely painful procedure; however, modern technology and the option of sedation dentistry makes it possible for our dentists to perform a root canal treatment with greater comfort and efficiency. Our entire team is dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy smile while also providing comfortable care.
To learn more about our root canal treatment, we invite you to contact our practice today and schedule your appointment with our Stapleton dentists. We are here to care for you!
Dr. Kate Steele, Dr. Lisa Schaffer, and Dr. Andrea Frank of Steele Dentistry are dedicated to protecting and preserving your oral health; however, there are times when our dentists may suggest that a tooth be extracted, or removed, due to severe decay, damage, or misalignment. Removing such teeth can help prevent more severe issues later on. If this is the case for you, we invite you to contact us at 303-278-3353 and set up a consultation, where we can review the procedure for receiving a tooth extraction in Denver, Colorado, or Stapleton, Colorado.
Tooth extraction, or tooth removal, is just as it sounds: the removal of a tooth. At our practice, we strive to do everything we can to help you avoid having a tooth removed. However, there are some situations in which there may be no other treatment that can help your mouth and smile return to full oral health. Some of these situations include:
- Extreme infection that has damaged or destroyed a significant portion of the tooth’s structure or supporting bone
- Severe decay that has resulted in the tooth being irreparable
- Crowded teeth, due to lack of space inside the mouth or improper tooth eruption
For patients who require a tooth extraction, our Stapleton dentists will perform your procedure with great care and precision to ensure that your treatment is successful and comfortable. Our dentists will also provide you with instructions on how to care for your mouth and the extraction site during the healing process.
If you end up needing a tooth removal, our dentists and team are happy to provide you with a replacement tooth with either a dental implant, dental bridge, dental crown, or other restoration. We will ensure that your new smile is as beautiful and functional, if not more so, than your old one. To learn whether you require a tooth removal in Denver, Colorado, or Stapleton, Colorado, we invite you to contact us today and set up your consultation with our caring and skilled dentists.