Your hometown Centennial, CO, dentists, Dr. Bruce Lee and Dr. Robert Lee make every effort to provide you with gentle, thorough dental care for that healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. When an infection travels and compromises the nerve or root of a tooth, our dentists and their specialized team can help you look and feel better fast. In these very sensitive instances, our team can use advanced and gentle techniques to prevent dental infection from spreading. Depending upon the complexity of the infection, root canal therapy can be accomplished in as little as one visit.
Finding Comfort with Cutting Edge Technology
Our dentists use only cutting edge devices and technologies, so that therapy and treatment can be completed much faster, and with very little pain. More than 96 percent of all root canal therapies are successful. The good news is that modern root canal treatments can save a patient from needing a tooth extraction. Patients who have had root canal therapy can often continue to enjoy their natural smile and eat the foods they love.
Causes of Nerve or Root Damage
The most common cause of root or nerve damage to a tooth – sometimes referred to as pulpal nerve damage – is dental decay. When left untreated, tooth decay has the potential to cause an abscess, which can lead to pulp death, bone loss, and tooth loss. Trauma to the jaw can also cause damage to the sensitive nerve tissue found within a tooth. Signs or symptoms of root damage include swelling of the face and neck, a hole in the tooth, toothache or pain, gum swelling, and extreme sensitivity.