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Root Canals in Colorado Springs, CO

What Is A Root Canal? 

A root canal is an endodontic procedure that removes damaged or infected dental pulp from the tooth. We then fill the tooth with a rubber-like material, gutta-percha. This restores the tooth’s health and function, saving it from extraction in 95% of cases.
The dental pulp is the soft inside layer of the tooth, located beneath the enamel and dentin. It contains connective tissue and nerves, causing pain when it becomes inflamed or infected. Causes of damage to the dental pulp include untreated tooth decay and oral trauma.

If you have signs of a tooth infection, contact us at Alliance Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with a dentist in Colorado Springs today.

The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process


The first step in the Botox treatment process is the consultation, where you’ll have a sit down with the dentist. During the consultation, the dentist will discuss your cosmetic goals and look at your medical history. They’ll also ask you whether you have any questions or concerns about the procedure before moving to the next step.


The preparation step involves cleaning the affected area with an antiseptic solution. Sometimes the dentist might inject a local anesthetic or apply an ice pack on the affected area to numb it and minimize discomfort during the procedure. However, this is only necessary for patients who require large Botox doses. Anesthesia and ice packs aren’t standard with Botox procedures.

Botox Injection

The dentist will inject the Boyox into the affected area using a thin syringe. Patients will feel nothing more than a slight pinch during the injection. The number of injections the dentist will administer depends on the treatment area and your individual needs. Most patients have Botox injected in their forehead, eyebrows, lip lines, and crow’s feet.

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Post-Treatment Care and Follow-Ups

The affected areas might feel sore and look reddish after the injection. This is perfectly normal and should disappear within a few hours. During this period, avoid rubbing the injected areas since you could spread the Botox to unintended areas and cause unnecessary complications. Botox is temporary, and the dentist will schedule follow-up treatments so you can retain your face's youthful appearance.

Aftercare For Root Canal Procedure

After getting a root canal, your tooth might feel a little sore or sensitive. This discomfort should be mild and will subside within 1-2 days but you can take over-the-counter or prescription pain medication for relief.

Do not consume any food or hot liquids until the anesthetic has completely worn off to prevent injury. For the first 24 hours, stick to soft foods and chew on the other side of your mouth. You can brush and floss your teeth like normal but be careful around the tooth that received the root canal.