Underneath our tooth enamel is an area of soft tissue called the pulp tissue. Though this part of the tooth contains nerve fibers, veins, and connective tissues, it’s possible to live without it. The reason it may need to be removed is when the pulp becomes infected, whether it be due to a deep cavity, a fracture of the tooth, or dental trauma. Fortunately, our doctors at Southern Cross Dental can perform a root canal to save the tooth.
A root canal is necessary when a tooth is decayed and won’t heal. Instead of extracting the tooth, the dental pulp is removed to restore the tooth back to its natural function. A root canal cleans out the diseased pulp and reshapes the canal. The procedure can be completed in one or two appointments depending on the individual case. We understand that the term, “root canal” sounds frightening, but it’s more painful living with a toothache.
If you have questions or concerns regarding a root canal, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.scdsmile.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Southern Cross Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, call 719-471-1717.