Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment used to restore the function and health of a tooth that has become infected. If decay or injury reach deep into the tooth, the dental pulp may become infected and damaged. When the dental pulp (the soft inner part of the tooth) and tooth nerves become infected, it can result in serious pain. Untreated tooth infection can cause the tooth to die and necessitate a tooth extraction. To save the tooth and prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth, our experienced dentist may recommend a root canal in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Root canal therapy involves removing the damaged dental pulp and tooth nerve. After removing all infected tissues and thoroughly cleaning the tooth, Dr. Corey Johnson will fill the tooth with a medicated material. The tooth is then sealed with a dental filling or crown. Following root canal therapy, your tooth will function and look just as normal.
Root canal therapy is typically completed in just one or two comfortable visits to Sunlight Dentistry. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about how root canal therapy can improve your oral health and to schedule a personal consultation with our dentist.