Root Canals in Longmont, CO Stop Pain & Save Teeth
If you have a badly damaged or infected tooth, Silver Leaf Dentistry can help using gentle root canal treatment. Contrary to popular belief, root canals are no more painful than receiving a tooth filling. Instead of referring you to an endodontist, restorative dentist Dr. Kory Wallin will use his extensive experience to perform root canal therapy right here at our Longmont, CO dental office.Doctor Kory Wallin on root canals Read Transcript
The dreaded “r” word. Yeah, nobody wants a root canal. But times have changed. Times have changed, and we can do root canals in a faster, more efficient, more effective way that is a lot more comfortable than a lot of the stigma that root canals carry.
I’ve received extensive training, and I continue to develop new methods to make sure root canals are as painless and enjoyable as possible. Believe it or not, we’ve had patients that enjoyed their root canal procedure, and I try to use the most up-to-date and innovative instruments to make sure that the root canal goes smoothly.
I actually like root canals, because it’s one of the easiest ways for me to help a patient, if it’s needed, get out of pain quickly. When the alternative is just removing the tooth, boy, a root canal looks pretty good, and if we can do it in a way that is quick and painless, it’s one of the things that I’ve heard from my patients as one of the most satisfying things. One of the things that they like best about our office is to be able to come in and get a root canal done quickly and be out of pain very fast.
We’ll greet you warmly and listen to any concerns you might have about the procedure. Plus, you can take advantage of several amenities to help relieve dental anxiety, including:
- Beverage and snack bar
- Spacious, private care rooms
- Ceiling-mounted TVs and headphones
- Soft pillows and cozy blankets
Call us today to schedule an appointment: 720-903-3970. We’re conveniently located at 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd., Unit E – just down the street from Lucky’s Market.
Know What to Expect From Your Root Canal Therapy
Dr. Wallin is highly experienced in root canal treatment. Here are the basic steps of the procedure:
- Planning – Using our state-of-the-art digital X-rays, Dr. Wallin will assess the degree of damage and precisely locate the decay.
- Numbing – To ensure your comfort and prevent any mild pain, we will numb the inside of your mouth.
- Removal of Pulp – Using rotary endodontics instead of the stationary files of the past, Dr. Wallin will carefully and efficiently remove the infected pulp and clean out the inside of your tooth.
- Filling in the Tooth – To protect your tooth, Dr. Wallin will fill the space where the infected tooth pulp was with a material called gutta-percha.
We will provide instructions to properly care for your repaired tooth following the procedure. For added strength and protection, Dr. Wallin may also recommend a dental crown as a final restoration.
Learn About Endodontics
The term “endodontics” refers to treatment of the inside (“endo”) of your teeth (“dontics”). More specifically, endodontic treatment – or root canal therapy – addresses the soft tissue and nerves (or pulp) inside your teeth.
Simply put, root canal therapy removes infected pulp to save your tooth from extraction, helping you maintain good oral health.
Many Dental Situations Require Root Canal Treatment
There are many reasons you may need a root canal procedure. Some of the common causes for this treatment include:
- Deep cavities
- Severely cracked tooth
- A tooth weakened from repeated dental treatments
Root canals help – they don’t cause you more pain! Call Silver Leaf Dentistry today to schedule an appointment so you can feel better soon: 720-903-3970.