“I NEED A FAMILY DENTIST NEAR ME”
From incoming baby teeth to fitting custom dentures, you need to know that your whole family can be taken care of at the same location. Conveniently located just south of Denver and Aurora, Hampden Family Dental offers a full range of services to new and regular patients in Centennial, Littleton, Lakewood and nearby.
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
RESTORE A DAMAGED OR INFECTED TOOTH
If you have recently sipped your morning coffee only to discover a sharp pain in your tooth, you may have a small cavity. When left untreated, a broken tooth, cavity or tooth decay can lead to a painful inflammation inside the nerve of the tooth. What may have started as a mild toothache or tooth sensitivity can quickly develop into a painful condition requiring root canal treatment with restorative dentistry.
Endodontics is a special branch of dentistry specifically focused on diagnosing tooth pain and treating dental pain related to the soft inner tissue or “pulp” of the tooth. Using endodontic dentistry, dentists are able to treat a diseased tooth before tooth extraction becomes necessary, restoring the tooth with a tooth-colored dental filling or crown.
At Hampden Family Dental, Dr. Bassett offers gentle root canal therapy with a focus on preventive and conservative care. Using minimally invasive treatments, his goal is to preserve the original tooth structure as much as possible while providing a calming and painless experience. Using advanced dental technology, root canal therapy is no more uncomfortable than a simple dental filling.
DO YOU NEED A ROOT CANAL?
KNOW THE EARLY SIGNS OF A ROOT CANAL
OUR ROOT CANAL PROCESS
KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ROOT CANAL THERAPY
Root canal therapy begins by applying a local anesthetic to effectively numb the affected tooth and provide a comfortable, pain-free experience. A protective sheet of latex or rubber, known as a dental dam, may be applied to isolate the problem tooth while treatment is performed. Next, a small hole is carefully made to access the inside of the tooth and remove the infected nerve and cause of your pain. The empty root canal is then carefully cleaned and medicated with bacteria-fighting dental medication to protect the tooth from infection. The tooth is then filled with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha, which has a similar feel and function as the soft inner tissue of a healthy tooth. This effectively seals the root canal and prepares the tooth surface for completion with a dental filling or crown. After root canal therapy, your tooth may look, feel and function as if you never had a dental issue.
AFTER ROOT CANAL THERAPY
YOUR LIFE AFTER RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
The effects of root canal therapy with a dental crown or filling can last as long as several years to decades with proper care. To ensure that your smile remains healthy and protected after root canal therapy, remember to brush and floss regularly and attend six month checkups at the dentist. Dental health is a collaborative effort! If it’s time to book your next appointment to the dentist, our staff looks forward to finding you an appointment.
See what our patients have to say about Hampden Family Dental
“Love the awesome staff !!! Great office, great dentist, awesome care!”
“Huge thanks to Dr. Bassett and his wonderful team for making my tooth implant process smooth and painless. They take a warm and compassionate approach to all things dental. I recommend them highly!”
“Dr. Bassett just flat out rocks!! He is not only an awesome dentist but he's also a wonderful person. He is kind and understanding and genuinely cares about every person that walks through the door!”
“I had a tooth pulled Friday and was in a lot of pain Sunday. Dr. Bassett came in just to take care of me, and even texted my husband later that night to see how I was doing. I feel like I am in really good hands with Dr. Bassett.”