Save Your Smile with a Root Canal
By Nolan R Behr DDS
May 02, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

Are you dealing with a nagging toothache? In some cases, dental pain can be a direct sign that you are dealing with tooth decay. Luckily, Root_Canaroot canal treatment can restore your damaged tooth and save it from extraction. Read on to learn how Dr. Nolan Behr, your Colorado Springs dentist, uses root canal treatment to save his patients' smiles!


Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a procedure that is used to restore teeth whose center pulp has become infected. Some signs that the pulp inside a tooth has become infected include:

  • Sharp pain when biting and chewing food
  • Sensitivity to foods and drinks that are hot or cold
  • Constant pressure or pain in the mouth
  • Severe or persistent toothache

Root canal treatment involves the removal of the problematic tooth's infected pulp. After removing the pulp, the interior of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned. Finally, the tooth is filled in and sealed with dental filling. Once root canal treatment is complete, the affected tooth will be strong enough to bite and chew food again without pain or sensitivity. During a consultation at our Colorado Springs office, Dr. Behr can examine your teeth and determine if root canal treatment is needed.


Benefits of a Root Canal

Root canal treatment offers several benefits, the largest being that it saves your smile by preventing any tooth extraction. Additionally, root canal treatment alleviates the tooth pain and sensitivity caused by any infection, damage, or decay. Finally, root canal treatment stops the spread of infection to the gums or other teeth.


Give us a call!

Even if you have a severely damaged or infected tooth, it is possible to save your smile with a root canal. To find out if root canal treatment is right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Behr, your dentist in Colorado Springs, by calling the office at (719) 591-2050.