A root canal is one of the most important general dental services for a severely damaged or diseased tooth. Dr. Hughes will recommend a root canal whenever possible to avoid tooth extraction and keep your natural tooth intact.
The root canal process has evolved over time and is now a much more efficient and less painful procedure that can typically be completed in a single visit.
Root Canal What to Expect
A local anesthetic will be applied for your comfort and the dentist will create a small opening in the back of the affected tooth. The infected pulp will be removed and the interior chamber of the tooth will be cleaned and filled with a biocompatible material. This will prevent future decay or infection and maintain the integrity of the tooth structure.
Once complete, the hole will be sealed. In most cases, a dental crown is recommended to strengthen the tooth and provide more lasting and durable results.
Why choose Boulder Valley Dental Center?
Dr. Tracey Hughes and the dedicated team at Boulder Valley Dental Center provide personalized dental care in Louisville, CO. Dr. Hughes is an experienced dentist who remains committed to continuing education in order to ensure the highest standard of care for your oral health needs and cosmetic goals. Dr. Hughes is trained in the LANAP procedure and offers comprehensive care for complex problems including gum disease.
Relationship dentistry is the hallmark of our practice where we place great emphasis on getting to know and understand our patients as a member of our extended family. We have designed our dental office to be welcoming, relaxing and a place that you look forward to visiting as you maintain, restore or enhance your natural smile.