Root Canal

We know that root canals sound scary but that’s only because people have given this necessary procedure a bad reputation. If anything, root canals should be associated with pain relief and saving compromised teeth. At Applewood Dental, we will do everything we can to save your tooth and bring you the relief you need.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is an endodontic therapy (meaning it involves the inside of a tooth) used to save a tooth when the pulp (soft tissue at the center of a tooth) has been infected or is experiencing some type of decay. The procedure involves removing the infected pulp of a tooth, then cleaning and disinfecting the empty cavity. Although people typically associate root canals with pain, the truth is that the procedure itself is painless.

What are the Signs that I Need a Root Canal?

You won’t know right away if you have an infection that requires a root canal, since your dentist will have the final say as to whether the procedure is necessary. However, there are some symptoms associated with an infection. Generally, patients experience sensitivity to hot and cold foods before a dull pain sets in. Over time, the pain can worsen and become quite sharp.  

Benefits of a Root Canal

  • Save your tooth
  • Relief from pain
  • Protect the rest of your teeth

Do You Think You Need a Root Canal in Wheat Ridge?

If you are experiencing pain or tenderness emanating from a tooth, come to Applewood Dental for a full dental examination. Call us today to book your appointment!

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At Applewood Dental, we lend our commitment to excellence to all our dental procedures. We bring you a wide range of high-quality dental treatments for your cosmetic and general needs. Whether you are looking for whiter teeth, to replace a missing tooth, or protect the dental health of your children, Applewood Dental has you covered.

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