If you are suffering from a crack, large cavity, abscess, or tooth sensitivity, our team may recommend that you undergo gentle root canal therapy. Root canals are designed for patients who have an infection inside the tooth, a dangerous situation that could require extraction when left untreated.
At Westminster Dental Care, we offer the very best root canals near Westminster, CO because ours are rapid, comfortable, and affordable. In fact, we're one of the only providers in the area that offers molar root canals to Medicaid patients!
What Is Root Canal Therapy
As many know, a root canal is a common dental procedure that treats harmful infections inside of your tooth. During the root canal process, Dr. McKnight will drill inside of your tooth and remove the infected pulp, as well as the nerve, which sits at the root of your tooth. Once an opening is made and the pulp and root are removed, he will then clean the area.
Directly after, he will place a crown on the tooth, protecting it while creating a comfortable biting surface.
Typically, this process takes about 30-60 minutes due to the fact that this is a sensitive procedure. That said, we use WaveOne Endodontics, a comprehensive treatment solution that allows us to complete root canals in a shorter period of time, typically within 20-30 minutes!
Molar Root Canals For Medicaid Patients
Did you know that most Medicaid patients face unnecessary tooth extractions? This is because most dentists will not work with Medicaid on such treatments. Fortunately, Dr. McKnight knows just how important it is for people to retain their natural teeth!
Dr. McKnight is one of the only dentists in the area to perform molar root canals on Medicaid patients. If you are a Medicaid patient in need of this procedure, don't settle for extraction. Extractions could require dental implants or bridges, costing you more money in the process. Instead, get the care you deserve from Westminster Dental Care!
How Much Do Root Canals Cost?
Your total root canal treatment cost will depend on the terms of your dental insurance. If you are uninsured, join our Annual Benefits Plan, a dental discount membership designed to help you save up to 50% on root canals. If you need extra help affording your treatment, we accept no-interest and low-interest financing plans through CareCredit® and Scratchpay!