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Root Canal Treatment

Are you experiencing tooth pain? Or are you noticing the early symptoms of what you think may be a root canal infection? 

It's time to have a dental exam to get to the root of the problem and, if it is an infected root canal, get it treated promptly.

Dr. Steven Krendl at Colorado Dental Arts in Littleton, CO, can offer relief from root canal pain and save your tooth.

Are You in Pain?

Please call to request an appointment. Root canal infections are extremely painful and we will schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Root Canal Therapy: Saving Your Natural Tooth

In this video, Dr. Krendl explains that root canal therapy removes the nerve within an infected tooth. Patients may need a root canal even if their tooth doesn't hurt yet. The good news is that we provide this treatment in our office so that patients don't have to see a specialist.

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Early Signs of Root Canal Infection

While nearly everyone has heard about the throbbing pain that often accompanies an infection of the root canal, there are early symptoms you should be aware of to avoid the pain that comes when the infection reaches the blood vessels and nerves in the pulp. Common early signs include: 

  •  A mild toothache, which typically turns into throbbing pain
  •  A pimple-like bump on your gums
  •  Gums that are red and swollen, which may also affect your face or neck
  •  Persistent bad breath or a bad taste

What Causes a Root Canal Infection?

An illustration of a root canal infection
An infection of the root canal occurs when bacteria enters the interior of a tooth via a cavity or damage to a tooth. Once in the root canal, the infection spreads throughout the soft pulp. Dr. Krendl at Colorado Dental Arts in Littleton, CO, is a highly trained dentist who can diagnose and treat root canals so you won't have to see an endodontist.

The Pain Disappeared...

Do I Still Need Treatment? 

Root canals do not heal on their own. If you had an infection and the pain has stopped it likely means the nerve in the pulp has died. However, the infection still remains and can spread to other teeth, your blood, or your brain. Timely treatment not only keeps the bacteria from spreading but can also save your tooth from having to be extracted. Once a tooth is lost, dentists typically recommend a dental bridge or dental implant to restore your smile and a healthy bite.

How Do You Treat a Root Canal?

Dr. Krendl is a highly trained dentist with advanced skills similar to an endodontist. He regularly performs root canal procedures and can relieve your pain and, potentially save your tooth.
We strive to provide best-in-class dental care to every patient at every visit.

A Typical Procedure

We strive to provide best-in-class dental care to every patient at every visit.


Our dentist will first gently assess your tooth, taking x-rays to help identify if you need root canal therapy.

Root Canal Treatment

If we determine you need a root canal procedure, our dentist will numb the treatment area. If dentistry procedures make you anxious, we offer three levels of sedation, including IV sedation, to ensure you are comfortable.

Accessing the Root Canals

Our dentist will open the tooth so he can remove the infected pulp inside the tooth.

Treating the Infection

The infected soft pulp inside the tooth will be removed and the interior cavity disinfected. To strengthen the tooth, posts may be inserted into the root canals. 

Filling the Pulp Chamber

The pulp chamber is filled with gutta-percha, a rubber-like substance, and sealed.

Protecting the Tooth

Typically a crown is placed on a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy to strengthen it. 

Do you suspect you have an infected root canal?

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Dr. Steven Krendl

Colorado Dental Arts

Dr. Steven Krendl and the team at Colorado Dental Arts in Littleton, CO, offer comprehensive cosmetic, restorative, and family dentistry. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The Colorado Dental Association
  • The Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • Fellow at The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Graduate of The Misch International Implant Institute

To make dental treatment as accessible as possible, we offer late-night and weekend appointments. Schedule a visit by contacting us online or calling (303) 978-9572.

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