We believe in preserving natural teeth whenever possible. For this reason, our team does everything we can to save a tooth from extraction through treatments such as composite fillings, dental crowns and root canal therapy. At times, a tooth extraction is the best thing for your smile for reasons such as crowded teeth or a tooth that is severely decayed. If you are in need of a tooth extraction in Castle Rock, CO, or would like a second opinion, call our team today to schedule a visit!
A tooth extraction is carefully and safely performed whenever necessary for the health of your smile. A tooth extraction may be needed to prepare for orthodontic treatment or to remove a tooth that is impacted or severely decayed. Sedation dentistry is available for extractions to help you feel relaxed and at ease throughout your appointment and to also block sensations of discomfort. If you are in need of a tooth extraction, our team can examine your smile, perform x-rays if needed and offer the best solutions for your needs.
Root Canal Therapy
When infection reaches the pulp of a tooth through decay or a crack in the tooth, root canal therapy is needed to save the tooth from extraction. This treatment helps preserve a natural tooth that has an infection and can help it last for many more years. Your dentist will perform root canal therapy by carefully removing all signs of infection and decay inside the tooth and also removing the infected pulp of the tooth. The tooth will then be cleaned and sealed. Following a root canal treatment, typically a tooth filling or dental crown is needed to restore the tooth’s function and appearance. Root canals often help save your teeth from requiring extraction and end toothache and pain almost immediately.
Signs of a Tooth Infection:
- Persistent Toothache
- Tooth Sensitivity to Hot & Cold Temperatures
- Facial Swelling
- Tender, Swollen Lymph Nodes