Root Canals in Fort Collins, CO

Don’t Fear the Dreaded Root Canal

Root Canal Procedure

Just the phrase “root canal” incites fear in many. However, the truth is that a root canal is typically the end of your tooth pain rather than the start. At College Ave Modern Dental, your root canal would be performed by our on-staff endodontist.

An endodontist has received specialized training after dental school that focuses on dealing with the pulp (nerves and root) of your teeth.

Signs You May Need a Root Canal

The only way to know for sure that you need a root canal is to pay a visit to your dentist. However, the following are some indications that a root canal may be necessary:

  • Extreme pain or discomfort surrounding a tooth
  • Swollen or sensitive gums surrounding a tooth
  • Tooth sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Discoloration of tooth

What is a Root Canal?

To begin, root canals are nothing to be afraid of. It is a completely routine procedure, and you can rest assured that your dentist or endodontist has plenty of experience performing root canals.

Generally, the root canal process follows this order:

  1. Your dentist x-rays the troublesome tooth to gauge the damage.
  2. The dentist or endodontist will numb you using a local anesthetic.
  3. An access hole is made at the crown of your tooth, from which the dental professional will remove any decayed dental pulp.
  4. Depending on your case, the tooth is either sealed or left open for continued draining.

Schedule a Root Canal at College Ave Modern Dental

In our office, general dentists, endodontists, cosmetic dentists  can all be found under one roof. We are your one-stop source for any and all dental needs. Additionally, our staff utilizes the latest in dental technology and focuses on patient comfort.

To have a painful tooth checked out, give us a call at 970-233-8933 or fill out our online form.