Have you been told you need a root canal treatment by a dentist or endodontist and would really like to understand the details a little better? Perhaps you have a badly infected tooth and are afraid you may need a root canal, but you’re not sure? Often when people think of the term “root canal”, they get visions of an unpleasant experience at the dentist office. Certainly root canals can be uncomfortable, but more often than not, root canal treatment can be administered with minimal discomfort. Many times root canal treatment is simple and similar to getting a simple filling.
The first step would be to setup an appointment with our Boulder Dental Office and let us take a look at your situation. Often times there are treatment options available that you may not be aware of. You may be experiencing discomfort where the tooth does not require a root canal. Start with a proper diagnosis, and let Dr. Bogan discuss your treatment options.
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If Dr. Bogan determines that a root canal is appropriate for your situation, then he will take the time to explain the process as necessary, and answer all your questions.
Comprehensive root canal treatment is best explained with the aid of the graphic above. First, a tooth can be in need of root canal therapy for a number of different reasons. Sometimes there is no visual or subjective indication there is a problem with the tooth. Other times the tooth will visually show signs of decay, cracking, breakage, drainage, swelling, or pain. In the case where the root has a minor infection, it may be possible to treat the tooth with antibiotics. In the case where canal tissue is infected as a result of a compromised tooth, a root canal may be the best treatment option to retain the tooth, for the best long term results. The goal of endodontic treatment is to avoid having to extract the tooth.