The pain may come on gradually. On the other hand, it may strike suddenly in the middle of the night. But for most people, the first indication that something is terribly wrong with a tooth is extreme pain. A toothache is often an indication that you have an infected tooth. To preserve the tooth, Anderson Family Dental offers root canal in Colorado Springs.
May 15, 2016
September 28, 2015
Every year the research connecting poor oral health to decreased overall health grows. This isn’t likely to surprise the British research team who asked people what assumptions they made about people they met who had damaged or cosmetically flawed teeth. The results showed that people with unsightly smiles were considered to be sick, incapable of caring for themselves, of drug addicted. It seems logical for dental researchers to be testing a similar hypothesis: that poor oral health and overall health are connected. At Anderson Family Dental, the dentist Colorado Springs residents prefer, our team is proud to offer patients more than just dental care to prevent damage or restore oral health. We provide patients with education to fully understand their oral health care needs, and become true partners with our practice in making treatment decisions. If you’re interested in finding out more about our dental services, patient education, or the mouth-body connection, call our Colorado Springs dental practice to schedule a consultation today. We look forward to seeing you smile.
January 18, 2015
A severe toothache can negatively impact your mood and ability to concentrate, making it difficult to get through your day and take care of the things that matter most. When you are in pain due to a root canal infection, it’s nigh impossible to think of anything else. While no one necessarily wants to undergo root canal treatment, suffering through constant discomfort and potentially losing your entire tooth isn’t exactly a viable option, either. At Anderson Family Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, our team can alleviate your worries and fears surrounding root canal treatment and provide you with a lasting solution to tooth pain.
Preserve Your Natural Smile with Root Canal Treatment
Within each of your teeth is a nerve-filled center within a deep canal that extends down through the root and into the jaw. When decay infiltrates a tooth and reaches this inner chamber, the result is an infection that may lead to a dull ache, sharp pain, increased sensitivity, and even an abscess. Without treatment, an infected root canal may lead to the need for extraction in order to prevent additional damage to surrounding teeth and the jaw bone.
Rather than remove the diseased tooth – which would eventually require replacement with a dental implant or bridge – our doctors can treat it with root canal therapy. The infected tissue is removed and the area is cleansed thoroughly. The tooth is then covered with a custom crown crafted from color-matched dental porcelain for a realistic appearance and unparalleled durability. Your newly restored tooth will be pain-free, strong, and beautiful, allowing you to smile, eat, and speak with confidence and comfort.
Root Canal Therapy Colorado Springs Families Trust
At Anderson Family Dental, we understand that root canal treatment has developed a poor reputation over the years, albeit undeserved. Your root canal therapy appointment with Dr. Erick and Dr. Richard will be just as comfortable and relaxed as any other visit to our warm and inviting dental office. As the top dentists in the Colorado Springs, CO area, we even offer proven sedation dentistry options for patients who need a little extra help feeling calm before and during their treatment. Contact us today to schedule your visit with the Anderson Family Dental team, and experience what a difference our commitment to your comfort, safety, and satisfaction can make in your next appointment.
Our conveniently located dental office in Colorado Springs, CO is privileged to serve families from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Stratmoor, Fort Carson, Falcon, Black Forest, and beyond.
June 20, 2014
Though the term “root canal” often conjures up a variety of negative thoughts and emotions in many, the truth is that this elemental restorative dentistry service is among the most effective at actually relieving pain, not causing it. At Anderson Family Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Erick T. Anderson and Richard L. Anderson offer a variety of general and restorative dental treatments to help keep our patients’ smiles healthy and bright, including root canal therapy when necessary.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
During root canal therapy, the infected portion of the tooth will be removed and all bacteria will be eliminated from the resultant cavity. The area will be filled with a biocompatible material and sealed off with a protective, durable, and aesthetically pleasing crown. We’ll always make sure that you are completely comfortable throughout the duration of your procedure, taking your individual needs into consideration every step of the way.
Though a thorough examination and consultation with our doctors are necessary in order to definitively determine the need for a root canal treatment, there are some things that you can keep an eye out for at home between visits to our practice. Some examples of symptoms that may indicate the need for treatment include:
- A tooth that persistently hurts, even after brushing and flossing carefully
- Change in tooth color, usually to a pale gray shade
- Pain and sensitivity to cold and heat
- Inflammation in the gum tissue surrounding a particular tooth
- Pain when chewing, or when the tooth in question is touched
Family Dentistry You Can Trust
At Anderson Family Dental, we believe that each and every patient deserves to enjoy optimal oral health as well as the beautiful smiles that come with it. If you suspect that you or someone in your family is in need of root canal treatment, please contact our office today to schedule your appointment with our caring team and experienced doctors. We look forward to treating you to the best, most compassionate dental care in Colorado Springs, CO and the surrounding areas. We also serve patients from throughout communities in Fort Carson, Stratmoor, Black Forest, Falcon, and beyond.