A root canal is a common endodontic treatment for a tooth containing a damaged nerve. This damage typically originates from decay, a broken tooth, infection, a large filling, or trauma. Once the nerve is compromised to the point it cannot heal itself, a root canal may be the only treatment to save the tooth from extraction.
Root canal therapy removes the affected nerve tissue, and cleans and disinfects the inside of the tooth so it can be restored. After your root canal, a permanent restoration is needed to restore missing tooth structure, seal off the endodontic treatment, and support the tooth to withstand normal biting forces. This last step is important, otherwise the tooth may decay or break and end up needing to be extracted.
At South Shore Dental, we pride ourselves in providing a wide-variety of exceptional dental services to the Denver area. Whether you’re in need of endodontic treatment or are simply looking for a family practitioner to go to for examinations and routine cleanings, you can find what you’re looking for when you turn to Dr. Bryant and his team of dental specialists. We also take pride in being an environmentally conscious green practice, meaning we go out of our way to reduce, reuse, recycle, and comply with environmental laws and regulations. For more information or to schedule an appointment, feel free contact us to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members or click here to schedule an appointment.
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