Endodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on the pulp, tissues, nerves, and arterioles of the teeth. The most common endodontic procedure is the root canal. In the past, when a tooth became infected it was often just removed. Today, dentists can save teeth with root canals. Drs. Navid Rahimpour DDS and Faranak Rahimpour DDS provide root canals to our patients at Southern Cross Dental.
There are a few signs that your tooth may be infected. Often, patients experience tenderness and inflammation in the gums. Your teeth will be sensitive when eating, or when exposed to hot or cold food. The tooth may change colors too. If you experience these symptoms, schedule an appointment immediately.
Bacterial infections are the main cause of a tooth infection. There are other reasons you might need a root canal as well. If you fracture or chip a tooth, the pulp will be exposed. An injury to the mouth might require a root canal to stabilize it. A tooth that has been completely knocked out will need this procedure to save it.
During the root canal procedure, a local anesthetic will be applied to your tooth. Once numb, Drs. Rahimpour will drill into the tooth. This opens up the root canal. The infected material is removed and the area thoroughly cleaned. The tooth will then be filled and a dental crown placed. The crown guarantees and helps progress the healing process.
Dr. Navid Rahimpour DDS and Faranak Rahimpour DDS are located at Southern Cross Dental. We are located in Colorado Springs, CO. To schedule an appointment, visit our website or call 719-471-1717.