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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 Dr. Paul Effinger in Colorado Springs today.

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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.