Root canal therapy is a dental procedure designed to treat infections or damage deep within the tooth. When the pulp, the innermost part of the tooth, becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause severe pain and jeopardize the tooth’s health.

Diagnosis and Evaluation

A thorough examination by Dr. Anne Casson is the first step in determining if root canal therapy is necessary. X-rays may be taken to assess the extent of the infection or damage. Timely diagnosis is crucial to prevent the spread of infection and preserve the tooth.

The Root Canal Procedure

During the procedure, Dr. Casson removes the infected or damaged pulp, cleans the inside of the tooth and seals it to prevent further infection. Contrary to common belief, root canal therapy is a relatively painless process, thanks to modern anesthesia techniques.

Restoration of the Tooth

After the root canal, the tooth may require a crown to strengthen and protect it. Our dentist will discuss the best restoration option for your specific case.

Preventing Future Issues

Root canal therapy not only saves a tooth but also prevents the spread of infection to surrounding tissues. Following good oral hygiene practices and attending regular checkups with us can help maintain the success of the root canal.

Schedule With Us

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain or suspect a dental issue, contact Littleton Family Dental by calling 303-797-3867. Timely intervention can save your tooth and alleviate discomfort. Do not delay — prioritize your dental health with root canal therapy in Littleton, Colorado, today.