Root Canals in Parker, CO

Stonegate Dental Care

At some point, almost everyone has uttered the familiar phrase that they’d rather have a root canal than deal with something awful. Yet, are root canals really that terrible compared to other things that happen in life? While root canals can be scary if you believe all the hype, they really are nothing to worry about since they are designed to ultimately relieve your pain. Dr. Rentz works hard to provide painless services including root canals in Parker.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

Root canals are typically recommended when there is an infection in the pulp and bone that lies at the root of your tooth. The pulp of your tooth helps to keep your tooth alive along with the nerves and tissue. When the pulp becomes infected, it generates pressure on your nerve that can cause intense pain. It can also spread to surrounding areas of your mouth and cause further infection.

How Did the Pulp Become Infected?

There are many reasons why you may need a root canal. Sometimes, you have deep tooth decay that has reached the root. This is more common if you have not had a recent dental exam. Your tooth may also become infected or sensitive after repeated dental procedures on a single tooth. This sometimes occurs after treating a large filling. Damage to your teeth such as a crack, chip or root fracture can also lead to a need for root canals, so where those mouth guards while you are enjoying your favorite sports.

How Are Tooth Infections Diagnosed?

If a pulp infection goes untreated, the pulp will eventually die because the infection is left with nowhere to go. When it has reached this point, the pain leaves and many people think that they have simply gotten better. However, Dr. Rentz can diagnose a tooth infection through an examination and x-ray that shows the dead or infected root. Seeing the visual evidence of your tooth infection on the x-ray also gives you the added reassurance that your dentist has indeed found the right tooth to treat.

Ignoring tooth pain is never a good idea because a root canal procedure can save your tooth and help you avoid future dental problems down the road. Naturally, everyone gets a little nervous about sitting in the dentist’s chair, yet you have nothing to worry about since root canals are common procedures. Dr. Rentz is available to help with any questions or concerns you may have about getting a root canal service you will receive in Parker.

See What Our Patients Are Saying

"My husband and I have been going to Stonegate dental for several years now. Dr. Rentz and his staff are excellent. I have been afraid of the dentist my whole life, so I never thought I’d like one, but Dr Rentz puts me at ease. I still have major anxiety about getting any dental work other than cleanings but at this office they explain everything before they do it, they stop if I need a break, and they are compassionate about my anxieties. I hope I never have to find another dentist!"

Bryanna M.

"I felt at home from the moment I walked in. I was greeted upon arrival by Deb. - i waited for about 5 mins before seeing Wendy, she took x-rays and coached me through a little of what to expect. Then came Dr. Rentz, he took a peak and gave me his professional opinion regarding the work I needed done and made recommendations, high priority to least. - Stacy and Deb worked through aquiring my gum measurements etc. and before I knew it the team had presented me with a full action plan, completely itemized in a way that was easy to understand. - Dr.Rentz and the Stonegate team provided me with truly exceptional service/care. Thanks everyone. :)"

Kadeem A.

"Always very welcoming and friendly staff. Thorough cleanings and helpful suggestions. I'm picky with dentists and would definitely recommend Stonegate Dental Care!"

Nicole A.

"Amazing office, great staff, and I felt very comfortable the entire time! Very quick too! Definitely my first choice dentist!"

Kristina B.

"Stonegate Dental Care is fantastic. The entire staff is friendly, informative, and efficient. Nice facility with TVs and music. I highly recommend."

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