About Root Canal Therapy
If the soft inner area of the tooth (also known as pulp) becomes infected, it can cause plenty of pain and the whole tooth begins to die if the infection is not removed. A root canal therapy by our dentists at Rock Canyon Dental Care in Highlands Ranch, CO removes the infected pulp from the tooth, which can save the tooth and allow proper healing begin. To protect and strengthen the tooth after the pulp is taken out, a filling material can be injected inside the tooth or a dental crown can be placed over the tooth by our dentists. If the infection is not treated, other teeth can become infected, plus the bacteria may enter the blood stream and infect another parts of the body. At Rock Canyon Dental Care in Highlands Ranch, CO, our dentists perform root canal therapies to help patients and restore their oral health.
"We recently moved to Denver from Texas and were looking to get re-established with a dentist. I heard great things about Dr. Le and decided to give his office a try. It was a bit of a drive from Denver Metro area, but it was definitely worth the drive. Dr. Le and his staff were incredible and did a very thorough job. So happy to have found my new dentist."- D.N. / Google / Jul 19, 2019
"This dental practice is fantastic and they all are awesome!!! "I love going to the dentist said no one ever" but I have lived in the Ranch since 98' and trust me when I say I have been through a few (good, bad or indifferent)! If you want to feel at ease, someone to listen without judgment and be on the same page as yourself, then Rock Canyon is for you! Just walking in the door is comfortable from the get go, Dr. Le is a hoot! Also you just feel like you're part of the neighborhood..."- S.N. / Google / Jun 13, 2019
"I’ve been coming to this location for a couple years now. It’s not close to me so I go out of my way (45 minutes) to come here. The staff is always friendly and always helpful. I’ve done standard dental cleanings, wisdom tooth extraction and most recently decided on a night guard through them. I feel like I get up to date information on my oral care & health, every time I go in there. And while I’ve switched dental plans three times, they have accepted all three so far! Highly recommended!"- J.R. / Google / Jun 09, 2019
"This place is great!! Like most ppl I dread going to the dentist but the staff here are so friendly and upbeat that it makes going to the dentist way more enjoyable! I had the best dental experience, highly recommend you go to this place if you’re looking for a new dentist!!!"- C.N. / Google / May 16, 2019
"Always friendly and make me feel comfortable!"- T.G. / Google / Apr 11, 2019
What to Expect
A root canal treatment is usually performed with local anesthesia to numb the teeth and gums, plus our dentists may add sedation if needed. Our dentists will remove the pulp from the infected tooth or teeth, then our dentists will place a crown or inject filling material. Some patients are at higher risk of developing an infection (usually patients with heart problems like congenital defects and artificial heart valves, so our dentists may prescribe a round of antibiotics both before and after the root canal treatment.
If only local anesthesia is used, the patient will be able to drive and recover at their home, but some sedation options may require the patient to have a responsible adult pick them up. Patients will have temporary numbness and some patients may have minor discomfort that can usually be treated with an over-the-counter painkiller. If a temporary crown was placed over the treated tooth, the permanent crown will be placed and fitted by our dentists at a separate appointment. After a root canal, oral care including brushing and flossing at home, as well as visits to Rock Canyon Dental Care as recommended by our dentists are important to support the health of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal procedure is usually covered in part by the patient's dental insurance, but it may not cover further expenses for emergency care. Our dentists at Rock Canyon Dental Care in Highlands Ranch, CO accept many forms of payment and Rock Canyon Dental Care can help patients with financing, as needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To relieve your pain and prevent more invasive dental health problems, don't avoid talking to our dentists about root canal therapies. With modern dental equipment and techniques, as well as sedation options at Rock Canyon Dental Care in Highlands Ranch, CO, healing an infected tooth doesn't have to be awful or horrible.