It is always the goal of Dr. Visger and his staff at Trail Ridge Dental to preserve your natural tooth. A severely abscessed tooth can possibly be saved by a root canal. At Trail Ridge Dental we use the latest dental technology when performing root canal therapy.
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy starts with removing infection and decay from the tooth. The infected tooth is then sealed and a crown is added to the tooth. This new crown gives your tooth strength and matches the neighboring teeth to look even more natural.
How do I know if I need root canal therapy?
If you are experiencing these symptoms you may need a root canal:
- Severe pain in the tooth and cheek
- Swollen and red gums
- Tooth discoloration
- Infection of the tooth that is visible to the naked eye
Tooth decay or damage can cause a tooth to become infected. If treated while still small, a filling is all that is needed. A severely infected tooth will need a root canal. Call Trail Ridge Dental today to set up an office visit if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above. We would love to help you with your dental pain and issues.