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.
We're open early mornings and offer extended weekday hours. Contact us to schedule your root canal appointment today.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy removes the pulp inside a tooth's root canal if it has become infected, clearing the infection while preserving the tooth structure. Root canal therapy prevents harmful bacteria from spreading and causing more adverse effects throughout your mouth and body, like tooth loss or heart disease.
A root canal infection occurs when bacteria grow in the pulp of your tooth, leading to painful side effects like swelling or difficulty chewing. This infection may result from an untreated cavity, tooth decay, or tooth damage caused by trauma or breakage. Fortunately, your dentist or endodontist can remove the infected pulp with root canal treatment.
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The idea of a root canal infection can seem overwhelming. However, dentists perform millions of root canal treatments each year — and the patients who receive them leave with their oral health restored. Like them, you can benefit from root canal therapy.
At Pioneer Hills Dental, you're in good hands with Dr. Wolbaum. Not only will he treat you with empathy and understanding, but he has the dentistry experience and tools to give you a high standard of care. Dr. Wolbaum will keep you comfortable and informed throughout your root canal treatment, taking the anxiety out of your visit.
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The Many Benefits of a Root Canal
Pain ReliefOnce 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 ToothA 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 can be replaced with a dental implant, which is far costlier and complex compared to a root canal.
Restore Oral HealthIf 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
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Do You Have Any of These Symptoms? You May Need a Root Canal
- Tooth sensitivity
- Swollen gums
- Chronic bad breath
Do All Infected Root Canals Hurt?
No, not all infected root canals hurt. You may display some of the other signs of an infection, such as swelling or a change in tooth color.
Just because your tooth does not hurt doesn't mean that there are no bacteria present. It's always a good idea to visit your dentist at Pioneer Hills Dental regularly, or if you notice any new changes in your mouth.
Even if you have another issue, such as a cavity or a chipped tooth, timely treatment is still important.
What to Expect During Root Canal Treatment
If a crown is needed after your root canal, our Aurora practice is equipped with advanced dentistry equipment that can design and fabricate stunning crowns in just one visit.
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The Root Canal Treatment Recovery Process
The most stressful part of your treatment is over! Once your Aurora dentist, Dr. Wolbaum, has expertly and compassionately treated the infected pulp in your tooth, you can rest and relax at home. You may even be able to drive yourself back, provided that you opt for local anesthesia.
Your recovery typically will take about a week, though you can likely return to your regular schedule after a day or two. You may feel some discomfort, but now that your infection has been treated, you will not have to endure the higher level of pain of an infected root canal.
If you need something to alleviate any tenderness, consider an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory option, like aspirin or ibuprofen.
Patients and Dental Professionals Alike Trust Pioneer Hills Dental in Aurora, CO
Dr. Wolbaum and everyone at Pioneer Hills are great...very professional and courteous. They took the time to answer my questions about procedures - even my dumb questions.
Their equipment and procedures appear to be state-of-the-art. I highly recommend them!
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What Affects the Cost of a Root Canal?
The Cost Factors 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 may cost more because there is more pulp to remove, requiring a longer dental procedure. Needing a dental crown will also affect the overall cost of a root canal. In cases needing an extraction, a restoration such as a crown supported by an implant will mean added costs.
We Accept Insurance and Offer Financing
If you notice the warning signs of a root canal infection like swelling or pain, visit our Aurora dentist immediately for the dental help you need. Our team is transparent with all prices and can provide an accurate estimate at your consultation, so you don't have to stress about the financials on top of your infection. Root canals are typically covered by dental insurance, but we also offer flexible financing plans through CareCredit® for out-of-pocket costs or for patients without coverage.
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