Root Canals in Rock Springs, WY

If you are having severe or “deep” pain or signs of infection in a tooth, you may need a root canal. Although the thought of this procedure makes some people nervous, modern dentistry allows the problem to be taken care of safely and effectively. Signs that you may need a root canal include:

  • Extreme discomfort when eating or placing pressure on the area
  • Tooth color turning darker
  • Tenderness, swelling, or a visible bump (abscess) around the base of the tooth
  • Pain and/or sensitivity upon contact with hot or cold food or beverage that continues even after swallowing

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These are signs that the nerve and/or pulp inside the tooth has become infected or damaged by decay. Painful toothaches should never be ignored, because untreated tooth decay can spread to neighboring teeth or lead to other serious medical complications.

How Does Dr. Taylor’s Modern Dental Technology Alleviate Root Canal Pain?

For most people, the tooth pain they are experiencing prior to making an appointment is more uncomfortable than the procedure itself. The modern dental technology used by our office allows the dentist to carefully remove infected or decayed pulp from the tooth while leaving the as much of the external structure intact as possible. The purpose of the nerve in the tooth is to detect and differentiate between hot and cold; removing it will not affect chewing and probably won’t even be noticeable. The inside of the tooth is then carefully cleaned, filled, and sealed to prevent bacteria from re-entering. Keeping the natural tooth intact in the gum greatly reduces pain and recovery time for the patient.

What is the Recovery Time For a Root Canal?

After your root canal procedure, the tissues around the treated tooth may stay irritated and inflamed for a few days after the procedure. This is normal. Ideally, the pain should subside after about two weeks. If the pain still continues after this period, you should schedule a followup appointment with Dr. Taylor in Rock Springs. Typically, research has shown that all pain and inflammation should reside after about 1.5 to 2 weeks.

Root Canal Aftercare

After the tooth has been cleaned and filled, Dr. Taylor may choose to reinforce the damaged tooth with a porcelain crown to ensure full strength and functionality for the years to come. Using our computer-assisted dental technology called CEREC, we are able to custom-manufacture an attractive crown that looks and performs like a natural tooth.

Contact Us Today For An Appointment

Our office takes pride in relieving discomfort and keeping your smile natural and healthy. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain or have any questions, please give our Rock Springs office a call today.

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Sweetwater Dental
1577 Dewar Dr. Suite 112
Rock Springs, WY 82901
Tel: 307-382-2707
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  • Dr. Taylor did for me what other dentists said couldn't be done. He is very capable and has state of the art equipment. He is an overall great guy and a family man. I highly reccomend using him for your dental work.
    —Anonymous
  • I have been a patient of Dr. Ryan Taylor since he moved to Rock Springs, WY. He is very caring, considerate and always willing to come in early or stay late to accommodate his patients. He is highly trained in his profession and treats his patients in a kind and gentle manner. I would highly recommend Dr. Taylor as a dentist.
    —Peggy L.
  • Dr. Taylor and his staff are very kind and caring. I've had a few dental emergencies since I have lived in Rock Springs and they always get me in as quickly as possible and get things taken care of!!! Nothing worse than a pounding headache from a bad tooth and no one can get you in, which is how I came to be a patient of doctor Taylors. 4 years later and I have had nothing but good experiences at his office and always leave feeling well taken care of.
    —Zack V.