Root Canal Treatment in Greeley, CO
Over the years, there is one dental procedure that has received a bad reputation - root canal treatment. At Bagley Family Dental, we believe that getting a root canal doesn’t have to be stressful or painful.
Modern dentistry has made the root canal procedure a seamless, efficient, and pain-free process. The truth is that root canal therapy not only relieves pain while resolving your infection, but it also helps to preserve your natural tooth - which is always our goal.
Why Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?
When your tooth is traumatized or decayed, it can cause inflammation or an infection in the nerve of your tooth. It is actually this inflammation or infection that causes your discomfort rather than the procedure itself, which relieves pain.
A tooth infection typically causes severe and constant dental pain. If left untreated, it may spread to neighboring teeth - even to other areas of your body! It is essential to treat a dental infection or a dental abscess as soon as possible.
Without proper treatment, a traumatized or infected tooth could end up having to be removed.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
During root canal treatment, Dr. Bagley gently removes the inflamed and infected tissue from inside of your tooth and seals it with a temporary filling to protect it during the healing process.
Once your tooth is feeling better, you’ll need to permanently seal it and strengthen it with a dental crown or permanent filling. Restoring your tooth ensures that you’ll have all the function you did before your tooth infection.
Does Root Canal Treatment Hurt?
Remember, it is your tooth infection that is causing your pain. Dr. Bagley uses the best dental anesthetics to ensure that you don’t feel anything during your root canal procedure. As a bonus, anesthetics immediately relieve your pain and help you find comfort.
At Bagley Family Dental, we also use rotary hand instruments for root canal procedures. These tools are made of flexible nickel-titanium, which makes the inner canals of your tooth easy to access. They are also electric, which helps the procedure to run smoothly and efficiently.
Patients who are feeling anxiety about their root canal procedure might benefit from using nitrous oxide to help them feel more at ease during their treatment. Let Dr. Bagley know if you feel like you would benefit from having nitrous oxide during your root canal treatment or other dental procedures.
Most of our patients are surprised at how comfortable and pain-free root canal treatment in Greeley really is. It is not uncommon for patients to look at us at the completion of root canal treatment and ask, “that was it?” Root canal treatment really is a quick and painless procedure. Spread the word!
Don’t Suffer From Tooth Pain
If you have a tooth that is feeling sensitive or painful, contact Bagley Family Dental right away at (970) 353-5664 to get back on the path to wellness.