Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Avon, CO

Historically, root canals have gotten a bad rap, but the good news is that advances in dental technology have made it much less painful and “scary,” with more than a 95% success rate.

Why does my mouth hurt?

When a tooth becomes infected, abscessed, severely decayed or injured, or a nerve is damaged, you may need a root canal. Some of the most common indications of an infection in the pulp of a tooth include:

  • Throbbing pain
  • Increased sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages
  • One tooth has a darker appearance than the others
  • Swollen neck, face or gums
  • Bad breath even though you brush your teeth regularly and use mouthwash
  • A small sac filled with pus forms on your gum line
  • Or no symptoms at all — only a dental exam will discover it

A root canal preserves your tooth

A root canal preserves a tooth that has become infected due to trauma or disease. Leaving an infected tooth untreated could lead to a painful condition known as a tooth abscess, which requires more aggressive intervention to treat. You could even lose your tooth. This is why keeping up with your routine dental exams in Avon, CO is essential.

What to expect when you have a root canal

Thanks to advances in dentistry, this procedure is much more comfortable than it once was. In fact, today’s root canal is no more painful than having a filling. And root canals have a 95 percent success rate. After taking a digital X-ray to determine where the decay is located, we’ll anesthetize the tooth. Our dentist will then remove the diseased pulp, and clean and seal the tooth’s pulp chamber and root canal.

A natural looking dental crown tops off your root canal

Our dentists take care to cover your tooth with an attractive dental crown to improve your overall aesthetics as well as ensure the brittle root canal tooth does not fracture. If you’re suffering from dental pain, don’t hesitate to contact us for an evaluation. Avon Dental can help you determine the best way to save your tooth and your smile.

Schedule your appointment for root canals in Avon, CO

We’re pleased to serve the kids, parents and grandparents of so many Eagle Valley families. At Avon Dental, you’ll experience the personal attention and gentle care that have made us a favorite choice for family dentistry in Avon, CO. Call us today at 970-393-5128 to schedule your appointment and learn what it means when we say your best interest is our only interest.

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