If you are in the Lakewood, Colorado area, contact Callahan & Klein for root canal treatment. Our friendly and professional staff will make sure your visit is as stress-free as possible. A root canal procedure requires one or more appointments and can be performed by a dentist or endodontist (a root canal specialist).
While the tooth is numb, a rubber dam (a sheet of rubber) will be placed around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva. An access opening is made on top of the tooth and a series of root canal files are placed into the opening, one at a time, removing the pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. If tooth decay is present, it will also be removed with special dental instruments.
Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it will be sealed with either a permanent filling or, if additional appointments are needed, a temporary filling will be placed.
At the next appointment, usually a week later, the roots and the inside cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special dental materials. A filling will be placed to cover the opening on top of the tooth. In addition, all teeth that have root canal treatment should have a crown (cap) placed. This will protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full function.
After treatment, your tooth may still be sensitive, but this will subside as the inflammation diminishes and the tooth has healed. Try to avoid hard, chewy or sticky food immediately after root canal treatment.
You will be given care instructions by your Lakewood dentist after each appointment. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment. If you feel any pain or pressure in the tooth a few days after the root canal treatment, please contact your dentist.
At Callahan & Klein Dental, we are experts in all manner of procedures, including root canal treatment and therapy. Call us at our Lakewood, CO office to make an appointment today and free yourself from the pain of toothache.