Root Canals in Thornton

Gentle, Friendly Endodontic Care

With over 14 million root canals performed every year, you could say that a root canal procedure is one of the most popular types of dental surgeries in the world.

But, what is a root canal actually? A root canal is needed when the pulp (or the soft tissue inside your tooth containing blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue) becomes infected due to deep decay, tooth trauma, repeated dental procedures, or chipping. We would perform a root canal procedure in an effort to save your natural tooth. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain and lead to an abscess.

How is a root canal performed?

A root canal is performed by removing the injured pulp while you are under local anesthesia. After removing the pulp, we will thoroughly clean and seal the root canal system to ensure the effectiveness of the procedure.

There is a 90% chance of success with this treatment, but if your tooth cannot be saved, we will notify you during your consultation or when we discover the severe issue.

What Happens After a Root Canal?

After your root canal, we will send your records to your restorative dentist to do a follow-up within a few weeks. They will then decide the best method to protect your tooth. You should feel pain relief after the endodontic surgery, but you must continue to maintain good dental hygiene to prevent further decay.

Root Canal Cost

At Trembath Dentistry, we have an in-house dental plan and work with third-party financing to ensure that you get the pain relief you deserve. Although we can’t give a specific cost to the procedure because every case varies by severity, we can tell you that endodontic treatment is generally more affordable than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

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