When the pulp within the center of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected, your tooth pain may become unbearable. Or, in other cases, it might not even hurt at all (which can end up being life-threatening). A root canal is oftentimes the best way to remove the infection, preserve your tooth, and prevent further infections from occurring.
Dr. Elizabeth Turner, DMD, in Lakewood, CO, provides root canal procedures to help save your natural tooth and get rid of your tooth pain.
Additional Information About Root Canals
Your teeth have three basic layers: the white enamel on the top, a hard surface below called the dentin, and then the very sensitive pulp in the center. When decay or damage to the tooth is severe, it can reach the innermost section (the pulp) and cause a painful infection.
A root canal allows your Lakewood dentist to clear away the infection and seal the tooth to protect you from further infection. It is also the best way to save your natural tooth.
To learn more about root canals, read this article or watch this video:
How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal?
Here are the common symptoms of tooth pain that may need a root canal treatment:
- Severe pain, especially when chewing or biting in the area
- A pimple-like sore appearing on the gums
- A severely chipped or cracked tooth
- Deep, long-lasting sensitivity to hot or cold
- Tender, swollen gums
- Deep decay
- A darkening of the gums
If you have any of these symptoms, it may be best to schedule an appointment with your Lakewood, CO dentist right away.
Average Cost of Root Canal in Lakewood, CO
A root canal cost is anywhere from $800–$1,800. Although it depends on your particular insurance company, it’s common for dental insurances to cover anywhere from 50% to 80% of a root canal treatment after a deductible has been met. According to the Consumer Guide for Dentistry, the national average root canal cost is $800–$1,800.
At Fox Point Dental, we are providing affordable root canal treatments in Lakewood CO, performed by Dr. Elizabeth Turner. If you need the best root canal in Lakewood, Colorado, then find out more about root canals here, and book your appointment today.
Dr. Elizabeth Turner - Dentist Lakewood, CO.
Dr. Elizabeth Turner is a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry who has additional training in root canals. For ten years, having been a dentist, she understands what it is like to be both in the treatment chair and on the side of it. Dr. Turner strives to be gentle, kind, and caring, all while diligently providing you with the highest quality root canal procedures in Lakewood, CO. She will take the time to listen to your unique concerns and expectations and will help you in all possible ways to maintain your health and your smile.