Summit Dental Group
Dillon, CO

Why do I need a root canal?

You will most likely need a root canal if your tooth becomes damaged by large cavities, trauma, or severe gum disease. If this damage progresses, it can reach the inner portion of your tooth where the nerves are located. This results in great discomfort, and a root canal becomes necessary to relieve the pain and save the tooth.

Many people still have the impression that a root canal is something to worry about. In reality, dental techniques and materials have improved so much that a root canal is really no more complicated than having a tooth pulled.

During the root canal, the material inside the root is gently cleared away, and the area is disinfected and sealed. A dental crown may be needed to strengthen and protect the tooth from further damage.

Drs. Hilton and Marcincin both have extensive experience in performing root canals and understand your concerns. They will answer any questions you have and make sure you understand the procedure before beginning treatment.

We want to make sure you are completely comfortable, so please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 970-468-2471 to arrange a consultation so we can answer all your questions.