About Root Canal Therapy
If the spongy interior portion of the tooth (or pulp) gets an infection, it can develop into a good deal of discomfort and the entire tooth will begin to die if the infected pulp is not stopped. A root canal procedure by our dentists at Dental Arts Of Windsor in Windsor, CO takes out the contaminated pulp from the tooth, which can spare the tooth and permit proper restoration start. To strengthen and protect the tooth after the pulp is extracted, a filling element can be added within the tooth otherwise a cap can be put on top of the tooth by our dentists. If the bacteria is not healed, other teeth may become infected, not to mention that the bacterial infection may move into the blood and infect more areas of the body. At Dental Arts Of Windsor in Windsor, CO, our dentists offer root canal treatments to assist patients and return their dental health.
"I have been through a lot of traumatic experiences with dentists that have put me through lots of pain. I found out I needed more fillings when I began going to Dr. Barry and I was reluctant, but the process took 20 minutes for two fillings and I could sense his confidence in the matter. He acts like it’s a walk in the park and that helped me get through it. I was worried when I began going home, but after taking some ibuprofen before the feeling came back and I can officially say that that was the first experience where I had 100% no pain coming out! Not only that but every other filling I have gotten in the past requested that I make 1-5 appointments afterward in order to fix the high spots that dentists would leave. Dr. Barry got my bite feeling perfect in one try! He had got a skill."- S.W. / Google / Mar 15, 2018
"We have been with Dental Arts of Windsor for several years and would never go anywhere else! Always a great dental experience at Dental Arts of Windsor! Thank you Dr. Barry and staff got taking such wonderful care of us!"- D.G. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
"The visit was great. Rachel did a wonderful job with my cleaning and the exam. I liked the water flosser she used instead of the scraping method. I appreciate the conservative treatment approach Dr. Barry uses. Great visit! Thanks!"- S.Z. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
"Very professional and friendly."- T.K. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
"Dental Arts have always taken good. They are gentle when working. The staff is very knowledgeable and super caring. Shawn is an excellent Dentist that about your teeth. I'm I found them."- R.T. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
What to Expect
A root canal procedure is most often completed with local anesthesia to desensitize the mouth, plus our dentists may combine sedation as needed. Our dentists will extract the pulp from the contaminated tooth or teeth, then our dentists will cover the tooth with a crown or add filling material. Certain patients are at a larger risk of catching a bacterial infection (generally patients with heart issues like artificial heart valves and congenital defects), so our dentists will prescribe a course of antibiotics before and after the root canal therapy.
If only local sedation is given, the patient should be allowed to drive and get better at their own home, although a few sedation methods may require the individual to have a reliable adult drive them home. Patients will experience short-term numbness and certain patients may experience minor pain that can often be fixed with an over-the-counter pain medication. If a temporary cap was put on top of the infected tooth, the custom made crown will be positioned and bonded by our dentists at a second appointment. Following a root canal, dental care consisting of flossing and brushing at home, in addition to visits to Dental Arts Of Windsor as recommended by our dentists are essential to sustain the strength of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal therapy is often paid to some extent by the individual's insurance, in some cases dental insurance may not pay other costs for emergency treatment. Our dentists at Dental Arts Of Windsor in Windsor, CO take several methods of payment and Dental Arts Of Windsor is able to help individuals with applications for financing, if needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To get rid of your toothache and stop more critical dental issues, do not skip talking with our dentists regarding root canal procedures. With state-of-the-art dental tools and methods, plus sedation options at Dental Arts Of Windsor in Windsor, CO, restoring an infected tooth does not have to be unpleasant or drawn-out.