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Root Canals (ENDODONTICS)

Superior, Colorado Root Canal Experts

Endodontics is the word used to categorize procedures, such as a root canal, that aim to maintain the inner tooth’s soft tissue (pulp).  The word “endodontic” which is endo” meaning inside and “odont” meaning tooth. Root canals are necessary when either extensive decay or and injury leads to an infection in the pulp.   Root canals are a completed in office and may be covered by dental insurance  With early stages of a tooth infection you may not feel any pain or notice any difference in your mouth.  If the infection progresses untreated however, you may notice you have a toothache, dental abscess and/ or swelling in your mouth.

dental pulp

Take a look at the diagram to the right depicting the anatomy of a tooth.  Flatirons Family Dental’s endodontic team have decades of combined experience utilizing the root canal procedure to remove the infection, preventing it from spreading.

The cost of a root canal can vary depending on the extent of the infection.  If you think you may need a root canal the best thing to do would be call our office as soon as possible.  We do our best to accommodate same day emergency care for our patients.