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Root Canal Treatment is a dental procedure to remove all or a portion of a tooth’s nerve. It can be done as a simple routine checkup and prevention, but if you have acute pain or infection, this might be a necessary medical procedure. In most cases, a root canal is performed on an extracted tooth where the pulp has been removed, but can also be performed on undecayed teeth. It does not cover the whole tooth meaning there will be no visible restoration.

When is a root canal treatment needed?

The best time for root canal treatment is when the permanent tooth is removed and replaced with an implant. In this case, you should have a root canal treatment as soon as possible to save the tooth from future complications. If not treated, it can lead to serious damages to nerves, blood vessels, and bones that can affect your ability to speak and chew properly.

How is a root canal performed?

A root canal is performed if the nerve connecting to the tooth is damaged. It occurs due to trauma, infection, or allergy of the nerve. Once a pathologist determines that a nerve is being affected, they will perform a biopsy on the affected area of tissue using an instrument such as a needle or scalpel.

What happens after a root canal?

After a root canal, your tooth will likely be sore and throbbing. It may also feel dry and uncomfortable. If your root canal is not fully complete, it can also cause minor pain and tenderness to return. You will be able to return to normal activities in 2 weeks. The jawbone is not attached to the rest of your teeth, it can be displaced, weakened, or snapped in half. It can lead to a serious painful fracture that cannot be fixed.

Can endodontic treatment save your tooth?

Endodontic treatment may be able to save your tooth! Endodontics deals with the pain caused by misplacing teeth or roots that have rotted. Your dentist can treat any number of problems using a variety of techniques, including placing deposits in the gums to prevent infection and removing infected tissue from a root canal which would otherwise lead to additional problems if left untreated.

Is root canal treatment right for you?

Root canal treatment is a necessary procedure for many patients. However, not all patients can benefit from it. Root canal treatment may be difficult or impossible for you, and your dentist should be aware of this so that he can assist you in the best way possible during your treatment journey.


Root canal treatment in Denver, CO is a safe and effective surgical procedure to relieve the pain caused by infected or exposed roots of teeth on the outside of your jaw. Over time, these dental infections can result in serious complications such as abscesses and perforations of the jawbone (perforation).

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