Root Canals

Root Canals
When you think of an intimidating dental procedure, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? While many of us can handle routine cleanings with no problem, there are few people who don’t shudder at the thought of a root canal.
But what exactly is this highly-dreaded procedure? Understanding what a root canal is can take away some of the fear you might feel about it. And in the case of a root canal emergency, it’s good to be equipped with the knowledge you need to handle the situation.

At Pueblo West Neighborhood Dental and Implants, we have years of experience handling root canals. Keep reading below to learn more about what a root canal is and what you can expect from an emergency root canal at our Pueblo West office.

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Root Canals 101

Root canals are performed on inflamed or infected teeth. If a tooth is decayed to the point that its pulp is damaged, a root canal is necessary. This might happen because of a large cavity, a failing filling, or a traumatic injury to a tooth.

Essentially, a root canal is a way to save a tooth that might otherwise be lost. Although they get a bad rap, root canals are a great way to keep your real teeth and maintain your oral health.

Modern root canals are comparable to a routine filling and can be completed quickly and with minimal pain. With help from local anesthesia, you won’t have to worry about any pain during the procedure. Most people only experience minimal soreness afterward.

Root Canal Emergency Care

Dr. Ross is available for emergency care, and our office has a same-day emergency guarantee. If you’re experiencing tooth pain that needs to be addressed with a root canal, we will fit you in as soon as possible.

When you come in for an emergency root canal, we’ll first look at the problem tooth and determine the cause of the pain or decay. Then, we’ll remove the pulp from the damaged tooth, clean the inside of the tooth, and insert a filling. Most root canals can be completed in one appointment.

Do You Need an Emergency Root Canal?
You need a root canal if the pulp of your tooth is damaged beyond repair. A root canal emergency is any situation that calls for a root canal and needs to be performed immediately, either because of pain or the degree of damage to the tooth. There are many signs to look out for that suggest you might need a root canal. These include extreme tooth pain, a severely chipped or cracked tooth, swollen or discolored gums, and highly sensitive teeth. If you’re not sure that you need a root canal, you can consult with our team to review the options available to you.
Visit Our Office Today
We’re here to ease the anxiety that comes with needing an emergency root canal. We understand that root canals can be intimidating, but we have the expertise to perform them quickly and professionally.

For your root canal emergency, contact our office today. Our team is here to help you become pain-free as soon as possible!

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