Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared of Root Canal Treatment

Categories: Root Canal Therapy
Nitrous Oxide Root Canal

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) estimates 15.1 million root canal treatments are performed annually. There are, however, some people who are afraid of the procedure. The sad truth is that their fear may be due to misconceptions about the endodontic treatment. Before forgoing your root canal treatment in Lone Tree and potentially risking your…

Post Root Canal Treatment: What Should You Expect

Categories: Root Canal Therapy
6 Signs That You May Need a Root Canal

Regular dental visits are necessary to maintain your oral health. In the US, however, about 23 percent of people from all backgrounds are afraid of dental procedures, particularly a root canal treatment. This anxiety may be based on someone else’s experience of the same procedure. As endodontists in Lone Tree, Colorado, we understand the apprehension…

Root Canal or Extraction?

Root Canal or Extraction

Deciding between having a root canal or extraction can be a difficult decision, especially when you are in pain. Root canals and tooth extractions are two effective treatment options that dentists can recommend to treat damaged or infected teeth. There are some important points to consider when making your decision. When is a Root Canal…

Can I Still Have Pain After a Root Canal?

Can I Still Have Pain After a Root Canal

How much pain is normal? Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure that results in a mild to moderate amount of discomfort after treatment. The most common symptom is tenderness around the tooth for a few days after treatment.  You can minimize your tenderness after treatment by not chewing on…

Daunted by the Dentist? Sedation is an Option

Terrified woman covering her mouth

Many Americans want to visit the dentist, but they do not or cannot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 64.4 percent of adults aged 18 to 64 visited a dentist at least once in 2016. The American Dental Association (ADA) reports that “cost and low perceived need are the top reasons why adults indicate…

Winter Weather Woes: How the Cold Can Worsen Your Dental Issues

Categories: Miscellaneous
Woman feeling cold

When you eat something cold, like ice cream, do you experience sudden and sharp tooth pain? If so, you may be suffering from hypersensitivity. When your enamel—the hard, outer layer of your teeth—wears down over time, your dental nerves can become exposed to extreme temperatures which lead to sensitivity and discomfort. But what you eat…

Is Santa Bringing Charcoal Toothpaste to Naughty Boys and Girls?

Categories: Miscellaneous
Is Santa Bringing Charcoal Toothpaste this Year?

If Santa puts coal in your stocking, maybe you can brush your teeth with it. You’ve probably seen videos on social media of people using activated charcoal in face masks, in health supplements and even in toothpaste! Some people advocate using activated charcoal due to its detoxification properties, but, just like many home remedies, there…

United Healthcare PPO Endodontist Lone Tree

Categories: Dental Insurance
Find an In-Networl United Healthcare PPO Endodontist Lone Tree

4 Benefits of Using a United Healthcare PPO Endodontist Using an in-network United Healthcare endodontist has four benefits that will make life easier and save you money.  Dental insurance is instrumental in helping patients get the care they need with common dental care issues, including root canal treatment.  Maximize your insurance and see how easy…