Endodontist in Colorado Springs
Serving Endodontic Patients In Colorado Springs
Dr. McKissock is considered one of the most proficient endodontists in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Receiving endodontic treatment at Elevation Endodontics is a straightforward procedure that will relieve dental pain and save your natural teeth.
Why Do I Need Endodontics?
When the tooth’s root becomes badly infected, it causes extreme pain when biting down or chewing. There may also be a painful sensation when drinking hot or cold liquids. Sometimes the pain felt while drinking liquids can linger.
Some patients needing endodontic treatment can even have small pimple-like bumps on their gums. These are some of the common warning signs of a tooth with an infected root. In this case, your general dentist recommends you see an endodontist in Colorado Springs.
During root canal treatment, and with the help of local anesthesia, the tooth’s pulp is removed from the tooth. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Dr. McKissock cleans out the pulp, disinfects, shapes the root canal, and finally puts a permanent filling to seal the opening. It’s a relatively simple procedure that can relieve tooth pain caused by infection and save your tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted.
Read this recent review from Sue Sciacca, our satisfied patient:
BEST experience I could have hoped for!! I have had two root canals with Dr. McKissock. His staff provided exceptional service from the moment I walked into their office! As a Registered Nurse, I have had the opportunity to work with many dedicated health professionals, but Dr. McKissock tops the list and has such a special knack for being highly professional, yet personable, and the ability to take your mind off of the procedure with such interesting and funny stories.
I will continue to highly recommend Elevation Endodontics to my family and friends knowing they will be in the best possible hands and 100% satisfied with their experience!
What Procedures Does Endodontist Dr. McKissock Provide?
An endodontist requires extensive and highly skilled training beyond dental school. Endodontists focus exclusively on treatments of the dental pulp. Dr. McKissock has been trained and is proficient in addressing many root canal treatments and endodontic treatments related to the tooth’s pulp. Some of these include:
What is Root Canal Therapy?
A root canal in Colorado Springs is a therapy for the infected pulp inside a tooth. Root canal therapy is intended to eliminate infection within the pulp. It then protects the decontaminated tooth from future infection.
What is Root Canal Retreatment?
Root canal retreatment involves three steps:
- The removal of the previous crown and filling.
- The cleansing of the root canals.
- The re-packing and re-crowning of the tooth.
Basically, root canal retreatment is pretty much identical to the original procedure, aside from removing the previous crown.
What is an Apicoectomy?
An apicoectomy is a minor surgical procedure within the tooth where a tooth’s root tip, or apex, is removed. An apicoectomy may be necessary if an infection develops after root canal therapy. The root-end cavity is prepared and filled with a biocompatible material. Learn more here.
What is considered a traumatic dental injury?
Dental trauma is any injury that affects the mouth, teeth, lips, tongue, gums, and jawbones. Injuries to the soft tissues in the mouth from dental trauma are typically excruciating and need prompt treatment. The most common trauma is a broken or lost tooth. When an accident happens to the mouth, and severe pain follows, it is considered a dental emergency.
What is IV Sedation?
Intravenous (IV) sedation is administering an anti-anxiety drug through the blood during dental treatment. An IV sedation is sometimes also referred to as ‘sleep’ dentistry. However, the sedative helps you relax and feel calm instead of putting you to sleep. Follow this link to learn more.
How Can Elevation Endodontics Help?
If you live near Colorado Springs, Colorado, or the surrounding areas and would like a consultation to find out if endodontic treatment can help your oral health, please give us a call and schedule an appointment at (719) 488-2188 or email us. We love serving our community and would be honored to help you.