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Root Canal

Are you dealing with advanced tooth decay, a grueling toothache, or swollen gums? These are common signs of needing a root canal.

Dr. Terrance Wolbaum performs root canal therapy to relieve your painful symptoms so you can get back to your day-to-day life.

Find out how our state-of-the-art dental office in Aurora, CO, can help you start feeling better right away...

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We're open early mornings and offer extended weekday hours. Contact us to schedule your root canal appointment today.

The Many Benefits of a Root Canal

Pain Relief

Once an infection reaches the center of the tooth, the pain can be excruciating. A root canal removes the source of the pain by removing the infected pulp and cleaning the canals. This allows patients to finally be able to eat, sleep, and continue with their normal activities pain-free.

Preserve Tooth

A root canal can save your tooth from extraction. Dentists and endodontists strongly prefer to perform a root canal procedure instead of extraction because it preserves your natural tooth. A missing tooth has to be replaced with a dental implant, which is far costlier and complex compared to a root canal.

Restore Oral Health

If left untreated, tooth decay or deep cavities can spread to surrounding teeth. This puts your oral health at risk and increases the chance of the infection spreading throughout the body. A root canal is a commonly performed and trusted dentistry procedure that provides a wealth of benefits and peace of mind.

A Closer Look at the Root Canal Procedure 

Our dentist uses advanced techniques to remove the inflamed pulp from the tooth during root canal therapy.

"By Far, the Best Experience"


Alijah Smith


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I always hated going to the dentist until I found Pioneer Hills. Dr. Wolbaum and his staff are caring, efficient, and professional. Their oral health services are excellent, and they are compassionate about your health. By far, the best experience!

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Deborah Michael


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Outstanding customer service, personalized care from Dr. Wolbaum and a gentle hygienist. As an orthodontist and former general dentist, I could not ask for more! Absolutely recommend!

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Do You Have Any of These Symptoms?  You May Need a Root Canal

  • Toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Discoloration
  • Swollen gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Abscess

What to Expect during Root Canal Treatment


At your initial consultation at our Aurora dental office, Dr. Wolbaum will learn about your symptoms and determine if root canal treatment is right for you. He will use digital x-rays to examine your tooth and identity any signs of an infection to plan your treatment.


After numbing the area with local anesthesia, a small opening is created on the surface of the tooth to access the pulp (contains nerves, blood vessels, and soft tissue). The infected pulp is carefully removed from the tooth using delicate dental tools and sophisticated techniques. The canals are then cleaned and disinfected, filled with a rubber-like dental material, and sealed off.

Dental Crown

In many cases, patients require a dental crown after root canal treatment to provide structural support to the tooth. This ensures the tooth is strong enough to chew and bite normally. Our Aurora practice is equipped with advanced dentistry equipment that can design and fabricate stunning crowns in just one visit. Patients can achieve a newly restored tooth without needing a temporary crown or spending extra time in the dental chair.

What Affects the Cost of a Root Canal?

The cost of a root canal depends on several factors, such as how many roots are located in the tooth. Some teeth have one root, while the teeth in the furthest back of your mouth (maxillary molars) have three roots. A root canal on the maxillary molars will cost more because there is more pulp to remove and may require a longer dental procedure.

Needing a dental crown will also affect the overall cost of a root canal. Our team is transparent with all prices and can provide an accurate estimate at your consultation. Root canals are often covered by dental insurance, but we also offer flexible financing through CareCredit for out-of-pocket costs or for patients without coverage.

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Pioneer Hills Dental

Pioneer Hills Dental is a comprehensive practice where patients of all ages can receive advanced dentistry in a state-of-the-art setting. Our dentist, Dr. Terrance Wolbaum, is an active member of many prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • New Dentist Committee
  • Misch Fellowship

To make dentistry more affordable for families, Dr. Wolbaum proudly accepts most dental insurances and financing through CareCredit®. To book your appointment, request a consultation online or call our practice at (303) 766-8811.

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