Root Canal Treatment

Decay and infection within your tooth can cause pain and other symptoms, eventually causing tooth and even bone loss over time.

At Bear Creek Family Dental in Lakewood, CO, Dr. Gregory Bauer can perform a root canal to relieve pain and preserve your tooth.

You may have heard root canals are painful...


Treatment Is Virtually Painless AND CAN PREVENT TOOTH LOSS

Benefit from Gentle Techniques

Dr. Bauer uses gentle techniques, local anesthesia, and optional sedation, to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible. Most patients find that root canals are no more uncomfortable than getting a filling and can provide relief from the pain caused by an infection.

Stop the Need for Extraction

During a root canal, Dr. Bauer can remove the infected tissue while preserving the healthy exterior. This process maintains the proper function and appearance of your smile.

Avoid Other Health Issues

When left untreated, a dental infection can spread and affect surrounding teeth and gum tissue. A severe infection can eventually cause the deterioration of your jawbone, which will affect the stability of your entire smile.

Can I Put Off Treatment?

Timely treatment is important to avoid an extraction and more costly dental procedures. A root canal infection will not heal on its own. Send us a message or call Bear Creek Dental in Lakewood at (303) 988-6767 to schedule a consultation. 

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Dr. Gregory Bauer and his staff are awesome!!! They are super friendly and provide great dental care. I've needed crowns and other non-routine services and he has a gental touch making it as painless as possible. I highly recommend him/Bear Creek Family Dentrisy!

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Friendly, caring, professional. Everything you would want from a family dental practice. The practice is not near where I live, but definitely worth the drive. Highly recommend.

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Show Me How a Root Canal Is Treated

The interior of your teeth is filled with a soft tissue called pulp. If you have a deep cavity, a crack, or some other damage, the pulp can become infected. Bacteria will multiply in the pulp and damage the tooth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other areas of the face, neck, or head, and even enter the bloodstream. 

Timely Treatment Avoids Future Damage

Timely treatment to remove the infected pulp prevents spread of the infection. If caught in time, a root canal treatment can avoid an extraction and the tooth can be restored with a dental crown, which will also strengthen it and help avoid future damage.  

Can My Tooth Be Saved?

Dr. Bauer will do everything he can to save a tooth. However, if there has been extensive damage from bacteria, the tooth may be too weak to justify a root canal. There also must be enough outer tissue (enamel and dentin) remaining to support a crown. If the tooth has a large cavity or damage such as a crack, extraction may be a better choice

What Are My Restorative Options?

If extraction is recommended, the dentist will likely recommend a bridge or implant to fill in the gap. Implants offer several advantages, including the preservation of healthy bone tissue. However, in the case of wisdom teeth, there is no need for a replacement as wisdom teeth are not necessary for the healthy function of your mouth. 

What to Expect During Treatment

Bear Creek Family Dental offers gentle root canal treatments. Like an endodontist, Dr. Bauer uses the most advanced dentistry techniques and dental tools for precise diagnoses and treatment of root canals. 

Dr. Bauer uses the most advanced dentistry techniques and tools for precise diagnoses and treatment.
Dr. Bauer uses the most advanced dentistry techniques and tools for precise diagnoses and treatment.

Step One

To ensure your comfort, the dentist will apply local anesthesia before the procedure. For patients that are anxious about the procedure, we also offer sedation dentistry. 

Step Two

An access point is created so the dentist can reach the pulp in the interior.

Step Three

The soft pulp is removed from the main chamber and its roots.

Step Four

The interior is disinfected. If the tooth structure is weak, posts may be inserted into the root canals to strengthen them. 

Step Five

The interior is filled with a rubber-like substance and then sealed.

Step Six

A crown is typically placed to restore and strengthen the tooth and avoid future infections. Dr. Bauer uses the finest materials to create beautiful and long-lasting crowns that look incredibly natural.
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Dr. Gregory Bauer

Dr. Bauer of Bear Creek Family Dental is committed to providing every patient with a positive dental experience. We use the latest tools and techniques at our office to preserve and promote your oral health. Dr. Bauer is proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (303) 988-6767 today.

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