Root Canals in Centennial, Colorado

When the nerve of a tooth becomes significantly decayed or infected, Dr. Harmon may recommend a root canal as an option for restoring the tooth. The tooth nerve and pulp (the innermost layer of the tooth) may become infected if decay or injury reaches deep into the tooth, below the protective, outer enamel layer. Common symptoms of tooth infection and decay in the dental pulp and tooth nerve include:

  • Increased, extreme tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Severe tooth pain, especially when biting and chewing
  • A recurring or persistent pimple on the gums
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • A discoloration or darkening of the tooth

Root canal therapy is often the best option for our patients suffering from significant decay because they restore function to the mouth and tooth without causing problems with any other teeth. During your root canal in Centennial, Colorado, the infected or decayed tooth nerve and dental pulp are removed. Your caring dentist at Harmon Dental will then fill in and seal the tooth. We may utilize a dental crown or filling to seal the tooth and restore its function and structure. If you would like to learn more about your restorative options for a healthy smile, we invite you to contact our dental office today.