When you need root canal therapy, our experienced dentist Dr. Michael Adler can determine if there are any alternatives available to you and help you decide the best course of action to restore your oral health. Root canal therapy is sometimes necessary to save a tooth that is badly decayed, but the only way to know the status of your tooth health is to visit an experienced general dentist for an evaluation. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Adler, please complete our contact form or call us at (303) 515-7335.
How Root Canal Therapy Can Benefit Your Oral Health
Root canal therapy is sometimes the best option, and in other cases you may be able to avoid root canal treatment or seek an alternative. This treatment is typically recommended if a tooth infection is advanced and threatening the tooth. Root canal therapy is sometimes the only way to avoid losing an infected tooth.
Advanced tooth decay typically occurs when a cavity progresses through the tooth, reaching into the nerve and pulp tissue contained inside of your root canals. When this advanced decay is left untreated and unstopped, then your tooth may develop an abscess and the tooth may even die, which could lead to tooth loss. The root canal treatment removes the decay, cleans the root canals and saves as much of the remaining tooth structure as possible. To sum it up, the benefits of root canal treatment in certain scenarios include:
- Stops the advancement of infection
- Saves the nerves of the tooth
- May help you avoid extraction of the tooth
Although root canal treatments have a reputation for being painful, scary experiences, they are actually quite the opposite. Modern root canal therapy does not cause any pain during the procedure, and it can be completed relatively quickly and easily. Dr. Adler is extensively experienced in this and other dental health procedures.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
The first step is to remove all of the infected nerve tissue and pulp within the root canal. Then, Dr. Adler will clean out the tooth to make sure it is sterilized and that all of the infectious material is eliminated. He will then seal the cleaned root canal. A dental crown is used to restore the full shape and structure of the tooth. Our dental crowns look just like your natural teeth, so you can feel confident every time you smile.
Tooth decay rarely causes symptoms, so it's important to visit the dentist for your routine cleaning and exam. Dr. Adler provides state-of-the-art care to prevent tooth decay and other dental problems, and when you visit us for your routine exam, he will check for the very earliest signs of any problems.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Adler, please call us at (303) 515-7335. Dr. Adler and our team serve Boulder, Colorado, as well as patients from all of the nearby areas.