Root Canal Therapy in Gypsum, CO
Root canals have the reputation of being a stressful and often painful procedure, but in reality, they’re actually a very straightforward process. Most importantly, they can provide relief if you’ve been experiencing severe tooth pain that may be the result of an infection. At Altitude Family Dental we perform stress-free root canal therapy for patients in Gypsum, CO and the surrounding communities. Reach out to our office today to schedule your treatment!Contact Us
Why Would I Need a Root Canal?
A root canal is considered an endodontic procedure. The word endodontic comes from the Greek words for “inside” and “tooth”, which is where the infection usually takes place. The soft tissue or pulp inside the tooth can become vulnerable to bacteria due to tiny holes in the surface of your teeth. Once this tissue becomes infected you may experience symptoms such as:
- Extreme tooth pain
- Sudden sensitivity to temperature extremes
- Change in tooth color
- Swollen, tender, or bleeding gums
- Loose tooth
Once you notice these symptoms it’s important to deal with the problem. If caught early you can save the tooth from needing to be extracted.
How Does the Root Canal Procedure Work?
During the procedure itself, a topical anesthetic is applied before the dentist makes a small hole in the top of the tooth. Thanks to the anesthetic, the procedure will be effectively painless. From there, the infected pulp is removed and the tooth is disinfected to prevent any bacteria from spreading. Next, we fill and seal the tooth to cover up the hole. This helps prevent future infections, but the best defense is usually a restorative procedure like a dental crown. With a crown placed your tooth will be functional, safe, and aesthetically pleasing.
What is the average cost of a root canal?
The prices of root canals vary based on which tooth is affected, and how far the infection has progressed. Most dental insurances are willing to cover part of the costs for a root canal procedure. We also strive to make dental care affordable, which is why we offer a variety of flexible payment options. Even if you’re without dental insurance, we offer convenient in-house financing to break up the price into more manageable payments. We even have a convenient dental savers plan! For more information about financing your root canal, visit our financial page.Financing My Root Canal