Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a specialized treatment that is not just a procedure; it is a pathway to relieving pain and preserving your natural smile.

Life’s various circumstances, such as deep decay, cracks, chips or even repeated dental procedures, can compromise the inside of your tooth, leading to pain and infection. Root canal therapy is the process of carefully removing this compromised pulp, cleaning the inner chambers of the tooth and then sealing it to safeguard against future damage.

The Process

  1. Diagnosis and Preparation: Through a combination of clinical examination and advanced imaging techniques, we determine the need for root canal therapy. Rest assured, we explain every detail and ensure you understand the process ahead.
  2. Anesthesia and Comfort: We will always administer sedation to help promote relaxation and minimize discomfort.
  3. Removing the Infection: With precision and care, we remove the infected or damaged pulp, clean the canals and shape them for filling.
  4. Filling and Sealing: The cleaned canals are filled with a biocompatible material, usually a rubber-like substance called gutta-percha and then sealed to prevent bacteria from entering.
  5. Restoration: The final step involves restoring the tooth with a filling or crown, bringing back its natural function and appearance. This not only protects the tooth but also ensures it blends seamlessly with your smile.

Despite common myths, root canal therapy should not be feared. With modern techniques and anesthesia, it is a comfortable procedure with a high success rate. The goal is to save your natural tooth, relieve pain and prevent further dental issues. Embracing root canal therapy is a step toward preserving your oral health and overall well-being. Our team combines expertise, compassion and the latest in dental technology to ensure your experience is positive and pain-free.

Root canal therapy in Fort Collins, Colorado, is more than just a procedure; it is a commitment to your dental health and comfort. We invite you to trust our dentists with your care and we look forward to restoring your smile and your confidence. Call Shores Family Dentistry at 970-226-2920 today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Sara Megna and Dr. Brooke Kittell.

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