What Is a Root Canal?

Root canal therapy is the ideal way to save at-risk teeth from being irreparably damaged. In the following video, Dr. Vahid Bashi discusses how root canals are performed.

Many patients ask about what a root canal is. A root canal is a dental procedure aimed at treating a tooth that is either infected or on the verge of infection. This condition can arise from a tooth that is broken, decayed, or has a nerve that is not functioning correctly.

The treatment involves removing the nerve of the tooth, but not the tooth itself, which remains in place. Each tooth contains a small canal where the nerve resides. When this nerve is damaged, decayed, or infected, it cannot repair itself, unlike muscles, skin, or bones that can heal over time. Nerve tissue does not regenerate, so if left untreated, a damaged nerve can lead to pain, inflammation, and infection, causing significant discomfort.

During a root canal procedure, we remove the damaged nerve from the tooth, clean and sterilize the inside of the tooth, and then seal it to prevent bacteria from entering. This process allows us to save the tooth, eliminating the infection and allowing the tooth to be maintained just like any other in your mouth.

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Dr. Vahid Bashi has been passionately serving the Colorado Springs community with exceptional dental care since 2001. Before establishing his practice in Colorado Springs, Dr. Bashi honed his skills in Milwaukee, where he practiced for several years, laying the foundation for his illustrious career.

Dr. Bashi earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University. Further enriching his academic profile, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Utah. As a testament to his professional excellence and commitment to staying at the forefront of dental practices, Dr. Bashi is an esteemed member of several key dental associations. These include the American Dental Association, the Colorado Springs Dental Society, and the Colorado Dental Association.

Dr. Bashi’s practice philosophy centers around continuous improvement and technological advancement. He is fervently committed to integrating the latest technologies, continually upgrading equipment, and enhancing his professional skills through ongoing education. This dedication ensures that his patients receive the most advanced and effective dental treatments available.

Dr. Bashi believes in transparency and education, emphasizing the importance of patients being fully informed about his practice’s policies and methods. He understands that the more his patients know, the better he can serve their dental needs.

Dr. Bashi’s personal motto, “I strive for perfection and accept only excellence,” encapsulates his approach to dental care. This ethos not only reflects in his technical dental work but also in the compassionate, patient-centered care he provides.

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Dr. Vahid Bashi created the “Best Care Dental Plan” as a straightforward and affordable option to make dental care accessible and affordable to everyone. Costing less than $1 per day, this plan is an economical way to maintain your dental health, offering significant savings and benefits, especially if you don’t have regular dental insurance.

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