Root Canal Treatment Arvada, CO
What is a root canal?
A root canal is a standard endodontic procedure performed to save a damaged tooth. When a tooth is cracked or has a cavity, the pulp inside the tooth may become infected. Removing the pulp may be the only way to save the tooth and prevent any infection from spreading and affecting the adjacent, healthy teeth. Most root canals are relatively quick procedures done in one appointment.
What are the signs I might need a root canal?
If you have any of the following symptoms, make an appointment at AVOS Dental Specialists. We will evaluate your teeth, take digital images, and determine whether you need a root canal.
- Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Cavities that have extended into the pulp
- Discomfort when chewing on a specific tooth
- A fractured, cracked, or broken tooth
- Facial trauma or injury
The root canal process
During a root canal, Dr. Kiebish administers local anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain during the root canal. He removes the pulp, cleans the tooth canal, and seals the tooth. You may feel some pressure during the procedure, but no pain until the anesthesia wears off. At that point, you may experience some mild discomfort that can be controlled with over-the-counter medications such as Ibuprofen. Dr. Kiebish may also prescribe pain medication if needed.
Preserving the tooth
To preserve the tooth after a root canal, a restorative dentist will design a plan for protecting the tooth and restoring function. Restorative treatments vary, but a crown is often placed over the tooth to protect it. Once your root canal is completed, we send your records to your restorative dentist so they can provide the appropriate restoration care.
Check out the video below for a quick, yet thorough explanation of root canal therapy.
Why Choose AVOS Dental Specialists for Your Root Canal Treatment?
Dr. Kiebish is a board-certified endodontist trained to provide immediate pain relief, remove the infection, and save your tooth so you can continue enjoying eating and drinking without discomfort. We are dedicated to resolving painful conditions like root canals and providing exceptional care to every one of our patients. AVOS Dental Specialists uses the latest technology, including 3D imaging and advanced sterilization techniques, to give you the finest care possible at every turn. Our new surgical rooms and waiting area are serene and comfortable to minimize any anxiety before, during, and after your root canal. Our staff are compassionate and attentive and put you at ease throughout your visit.
Coordinating care and working together, Drs. Kiebish and Haupt can provide the complete specialized dental care you need. If Dr. Kiebish discovers any complications that may require oral surgery or other intervention, he will refer you to AVOS Dental Specialists’ oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Haupt, for an evaluation.
Our years of experience and extensive training ensure a successful outcome with minimal disruption to your daily life. If you have questions regarding root canals, please feel free to contact our office at (720) 798-1200 or visit our root canal FAQs page for more information.