Your smile is the greatest source of confidence. Did you know that taking care of the inside of your teeth is just as important as taking care of it on the outside? Beneath the hard enamel lies soft tissue pulp. The soft tissue pulp helps provide nourishment to the teeth as they develop. The pulp can get infections for a number of different reasons which cause the patient severe pain and discomfort. This is when you may require the services of an endodontist. If you are having some problems with your teeth, make an appointment at 21st Street Dental Group. We are known for offering the best quality dental services in Colorado Springs.
Our dentists are the best in the field, having worked for years to offer Colorado residents the best endodontics services. They are well qualified and have the experience and expertise to handle any problem that you might have.
Demystifying root canals
The root canal is among the most common procedure performed under endodontics. Most people are afraid of having a root canal and they start feeling a twinge of anxiety just by reading the words. The procedure has come a long way. Today root canals are quite safe, effective and pain free. The patient received some sedative to make him comfortable. It is a common misconception held by most people that a root canal is the most painful dental procedures. While that might have been true in the early days, today it is not the case. At 21st Street Dental Group, we use the latest technology and techniques to avoid pain or any discomfort during the entire procedure.
It is very important that the infected pulp tissue be removed before it gets worse and have the whole tooth removed. The pulp cavity is quite important when the tooth is still growing but after the tooth is fully developed the pulp has a small role to play. When a tooth is damaged, whether by accident or by decay, the pulp is then exposed to infection. If left untreated, infections can be painful and dangerous. During the root canal, the dentist will remove the infected pulp cavity hence saving your tooth.
How do you know you need endodontic treatment?
It is important that you keep an eye out for symptoms of infection and ensure you see a dentist as soon as possible. If you are in pain, if you experience long term sensitivity to heat or cold, you experience tenderness while chewing, your tooth is discolored or if you experience swelling and tenderness in the jaw or in the neck and gums as well. If you are not sure, you can always visit our dental office and have one of our highly-trained doctors take a closer look.
Endodontics is a very important part of our practice. We aim to offer our clients nothing but excellent treatment at our dental clinic in Colorado Springs. You deserve to be treated by dentists who care about you. Our dentists work tirelessly to make sure you are comfortable through the entire process.