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What is Root Canal Therapy?

Lone Tree Root Canal Therapy Procedure

It is important to choose the best Lone Tree root canal specialist to complete your root canal; treatment.  The goal of root canal therapy is to rid the tooth of bacteria and to remove the infected tissue.  Root canal treatment is necessary when caries, dental trauma or other unfortunate events all bacteria to enter the root canal space.   Signs and symptoms that you may need  root canal therapy include: 

tissue and debris.

  • Sensitivity to Cold
  • Sensitivity to Heat
  • Pain
  • Sensitivity to Chewing
  • Swelling of the gums
  • Pain when Biting
  • Pimple on the Gums
  • Draining Pus

After making a small hole in the tooth, your endodontist will use specialized files to clean and shape the root canal space.  Simultaneously, disinfecting liquids are used to wash away the  tissue and debris.  After the root canal space in cleaned and shaped, a rubber-like material is placed in the canal to help prevent reinfection with bacterial.

It is critical that root canal teeth receive a permanent restoration after treatment.  Often, a crown is required to protect the tooth from reinfection and prevent potential fracture.  Other times, a simple composite restoration will suffice.  Your general dentist will decide what type of restoration that your Lone Tree root canal requires.

Lone Tree Root Canal Therapy Procedure

Lone Tree Root Canal Therapy Procedure

What happens when a Root canal Fails?

Lone Tree Root Canal Retreatment Procedure

A qualified Lone Tree root canal specialist can help revise a previously unsuccessful root canal treatment.  The goal of root canal treatment is to disinfect the tooth of bacteria.  If all of the tissue and bacteria is not removed during the original treatment, the root canal treatment may not be successful.  Failure of root canal treatment may be due to caries or trauma that reintroduces bacteria to the root canal space.  Additionally, if the original treatment is not protected by a permanent restoration, the root canal space can become reinfected.  Sensitivity to hot and cold is rarely felt after original treatment, since the nerve tissue has already been removed.  Common symptoms that you root canal requires retreatment includes: 

  • Pain when Biting
  • Tenderness to Chewing
  • Constant, Dull Ache
  • Pain when Pressing on the Gums Overlying the Tooth
  • Draining Pus
  • Pimple on the Gum Surface
  • Swelling

If it is determined that root canal retreatment is necessary, the material from the previous treatment first needs to be removed.  Solvents are used to soften the rubber-like material to facilitate its removal.  The root canal space is again cleaned and shaped.  Disinfecting fluids are reintroduced to disinfect the walls of the root canal.  After the root canal is properly disinfected, clean rubber-like material in reintroduced into the canals to help prevent reinfection by bacteria.

Just like original root canal treatment, root canal retreatments need to be protected by a permanent restoration.  Your general dentist may simply repair the current crown with a composite restoration or your dentist may recommend replacing the current crown.  Failure to  properly restore  a root canal treated tooth may result in another treatment failure.

Lone Tree Root Canal Retreatment Procedure

Lone Tree Root Canal Retreatment Procedure

Root Canal Treatment Enhancement

GentleWave® Root Canal Enhancement

 Cleaning the highly complex anatomy of the root canal system can present a real challenge in root canal therapy. GentleWave providers are addressing this challenge like never with the state-of-the-art root canal technology of the GentleWave Procedure. 

The GentleWave Procedure is an innovative alternative to standard root canal treatment.   By using a powerful combination of disinfecting procedure fluids and acoustic energy, the GentleWave helps clean the deepest, most complex portions1,2 of the root canal system.  The GentleWave procedure can also help disinfect microscopic spaces1,2 that standard root canal treatments can miss.3 The GentleWave Procedure is so effective at cleaning the root canal system,1,2 studies show that there’s less chance of failure over time.4 

Using the GentleWave Procedure, we can typically clean and fill the tooth in just one treatment session,3 and reduce what is typically a multiple-visit root canal procedure to just one. The minimally invasive1 protocol also helps preserve more of the natural tooth,4 and helps keep the tooth’s structure strong. This less-invasive approach helps to promote fast healing,4 so you can quickly return to your normal routine.  If you need root canal therapy, contact an Elite GentleWave Provider today to learn more about the GentleWave Procedure .

GentleWave® Root Canal Enhancement - Lone Tree Dentist Blog

GentleWave® Root Canal Enhancement - Lone Tree Dentist Blog

Root Canal Blog Topics

Root Canal Treatment

Lone Tree Root Canal Treatment - Lone Tree Dentist Blog

Root canal treatment involves removing the tissue and bacteria inside the tooth to restore dental health.  The tooth is then filled with a rubber-like material to help prevent reinfection of the tooth.

GentleWave Procedure

GentleWave Procedure - Lone Tree Dentist Blog

The GentleWave  is advanced root canal technology that provides a new standard of clean.  Advanced fluid flow and acoustic energy are used to remove more tissue and bacteria and reduce the chance of failure.

Root Canal Retreatment

Lone Tree Root Canal Retreatment - Lone Tree Dentist Blog

Root canal retreatment can be necessary if the root canal space becomes reinfected.  If necessary, the previous root canal material is carefully removed.  After disinfection, fresh filling material is placed.

Microscopic Endodontics

Microscopic Endodontics Lone Tree - Lone Tree Dentist Blog

Dental microscopes improve the vision of the endodontist and allows treatment while conserving precious tooth structure.  Minimally invasive root canal treatment reduces the chance of root fracture.

3D X-Rays

3D x-Rays - Lone Tree Dentist Blog

3D x-rays allows an endodontist to accurately predict the anatomy and structure of the tooth.  This crucial information allows for unsurpassed minimally invasive dentistry.

Root Canal Sedation

Lone Tree Root Canal Sedation - Lone Tree Dentist Blog

Root canal sedation is  a very useful tool to reduce the fear and anxiety of patients.  Nitrous oxide, oral sedation and IV sedation are three great options to provide a safe and comfortable root canal.