WHAT IS ROOT CANAL THERAPY?
When caught in time, injured and decayed teeth are often treated utilizing a filling or another type of restoration. However, when the decay extends to the middle of the tooth, sometimes known as the pulp, root canal treatment may be needed to improve dental function. A root canal is a common service offered at R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. to take out diseased pulp tissue and restructure the vulnerable tooth to restore dental wellness to your mouth. Dentist Dr. Asher Henegar restores infected or internally damaged teeth by performing advanced root canal therapy. If you notice a severely painful or abscessed tooth, call our Colorado Springs, CO facility as soon as you can to find out about the health benefits of advanced root canal treatment.
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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE ROOT CANAL PROCESS
Usual signs that might suggest you need a root canal are shooting or throbbing dental aches, aching while chewing, sensitivity to elevated or mild temperatures, and more. You could also have swelling around the mouth or gumline, a large boil near the gumline, or a change in color of a tooth following trauma. Dr. Henegar will take a digital scan and perform a dental assessment to determine if a root canal is necessary. At our Colorado Springs, CO facility, root canals are performed with local anesthesia, which can be combined with sedation to encourage increased comfort for our anxious patients. Once the tooth is dulled, a shield is positioned to safeguard your oral structures, and the damaged region will be exposed via a small hole made in the upper part of the tooth. Endodontic treatment will then be performed where the pulp (the structure that holds the neural tissue and blood storage for the tooth) is then extracted. The inner canal will be reshaped using professional instruments before being fully sterilized. Dr. Henegar will then protect the restored tooth with a medical-grade material and finish it off with an anesthetic filling to start the recovery process. The amount of oral pain you were experiencing prior to your endodontic therapy should begin to abate when the root canal is over. Dr. Henegar will set up a check-up session about a month after so he can monitor your progress. In some cases, a dental restoration might then be designed to return the health and natural look to your tooth.
Plan your Procedure
$ Average Cost $600 – $1,200
Recovery Time 1 – 2 Weeks
How Long It Takes 1 – 2 Hours
Follow Up Time 1 Week
SAVE YOUR TOOTH AND SMILE
Cracked or abscessed teeth might introduce a host of oral and general wellness conditions if disregarded or not taken care of in a timely manner. However, thanks to developments in modern dental care, a root canal performed at R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. can help. Often covered at least partially by insurance, root canal therapy can help reduce oral pain and restore oral — and, in some cases, general — health. Get in touch with our office in Colorado Springs, CO to set up an evaluation with dentist Dr. Asher Henegar. Hear more about our approach to endodontic therapy, as well as the variety of payment options we accept, including low-interest medical financing.