Root Canals

Root Canal

A root canal treatment is needed when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. This can be caused by deep decay or a chip or crack in the tooth. The infection may cause pain, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, swelling, pus or the tooth may be discolored.

Benefits of Root Canals

Prevents infection

When infection occurs, it causes pain and inflammation. Root canal treatment removes the infection, which eliminates the pain. 

Saves tooth

A root canal treatment will save your tooth. It can also prevent the need for tooth extraction, which can have other negative consequences such as shifting teeth, bone loss, or facial changes.

Improves oral health

During a root canal, the infected pulp will be removed from the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned and disinfected to remove any bacteria. The promotes the overall oral health of the patient. 

Affordable treatment option

Root canal treatments are also typically much less expensive than other dental treatments, such as dental bridges or dental implants.

Prevents infection

Root canal treatment helps prevent infection and bacteria from spreading to other teeth. Without treatment, bacteria from an abscessed tooth can travel to other teeth, leading to problems with bites.

The procedure of Root Canal Treatment

During a root canal treatment, the dentist removes the infected pulp and the nerve inside the tooth. The dentist will then clean the tooth and fill it with a rubber-like material called gutta percha. If the tooth is severely damaged, the dentist may install a crown on top of the tooth to restore its shape and functionality.


After a root canal, it is important to maintain a high daily standard of oral hygiene, as teeth that have undergone a root canal are more susceptible to infection. Root canal treated teeth are also sensitive to hot or cold foods, so it is best to avoid biting into extremely hot and cold foods, such as candy, ice, or crunchy foods.

iSmile Dentistry, located in Denver, CO, is equipped with the best dentists and modern technologies that enable the best dental care treatments for the patients. Call us at (303) 955-6079 and schedule an appointment with the dentist to know more about dental treatments. 

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