We can’t help but think about what we’re grateful for with Thanksgiving coming up. And because we always chat with our patients about dental and non-dental things, we get to know what they’re grateful for too. It may sound strange, but you’d be surprised how often we have patients tell us they were so grateful for root canal treatment in Highlands Ranch. Yes, you read that right. People were actually happy to get a root canal at our office!
There are many reasons to be thankful for root canals. Let’s look at a few. If you have a painful, sensitive tooth that may need a root canal, call us today at 720-644-8186. You don’t have to suffer any longer.
Root Canals Immediately Relieve Pain
It’s easy to see why people think root canals cause pain. That myth has been circulating for decades, thanks to some misinformation and bad research. There was truth to it before modern dentistry gave us the methods we use today. At Highlands Ranch Smiles, we take full advantage of treatment and planning technology to make your procedure as comfortable as possible.
- Digital imaging gives us a clear picture of what’s going on so we can plan for your procedure with great precision.
- Local anesthetic numbs your mouth so you don’t feel any pain. The Wand® makes this process painless. We’ll give you the right amount, too.
- Our modern handheld equipment makes the root canal process quicker and more comfortable.
- Sedation taken as a pill will totally relax your body and mind.
With our skilled dentists too, you can feel confident your procedure will be more pleasant than expected. As soon as we’re done, you’ll begin to feel the pain receding. You’ll be back to yourself in hardly any time.
We offer same-day appointments in many cases for painful, infected teeth. Call us right away rather than waiting; the pain won’t go away for good if you leave it untreated.
Root Canals Let You Eat Again Without Discomfort
That pumpkin pie just isn’t as good without cold vanilla ice cream. Or maybe you’d like yours with a cup of hot coffee. Either option is difficult to fully enjoy when you have a tooth that needs a root canal. That’s because sensitivity to cold and hot is a common symptom of an infected tooth. Not to mention eating on a compromised tooth can be uncomfortable, if not downright painful.
After your root canal, we’ll seal your tooth with a composite filling. Then we’ll place a same-day crown over the tooth to restore its function. The crown will act and feel like your natural tooth. It’s strong enough to enjoy whatever you want to eat again.
Root Canals Save Teeth From Extraction
One of the greatest benefits of root canal treatment is that it saves your tooth. We want you to keep your real teeth whenever possible. It’s just better for your oral health, including your jawbone, which begins to deteriorate after you lose a tooth. Losing a tooth also requires a lengthier recovery and a replacement tooth afterward. That time and expense can be avoided with a root canal.
If we can save your tooth, we absolutely will recommend doing so. Our digital X-rays help us assess the condition of your tooth so we’ll know if a root canal will be successful. In many cases, we can complete the procedure in one visit. Our CEREC crowns are made for you in the office while you wait. All this is far faster than an extraction and tooth replacement. You’ll have more time to spend doing what you want – like enjoying that Thanksgiving meal without any pain.
Visit Us ASAP For A Root Canal
Here’s the thing: diseased teeth do not get better with time. Eventually, you will not be able to wait anymore to go to the dentist. Please know that we are here to relieve your pain, not cause more! And with our modern dental techniques and sedation, you may not even remember your treatment.