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Before Treatment

Please continue to take all medications as prescribed by your physician. Be sure to eat a normal meal before your appointment. As instructed by your physician, take any prescribed dental antibiotic prophylaxis for mitral valve prolapse, heart murmur, joint prosthesis, cardiac prosthesis, or rheumatic heart disease. If necessary, three tablets (600mg) of Ibuprofen (Advil) will help to diminish any inflammation.

After Treatment

Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue will likely be tender for several days as a result of treatment and the previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is not cause for alarm. Any discomfort is best alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil) as directed. When your endodontic therapy is completed, a temporary protective restoration will be placed to seal the root canal. You must see your general dentist within six weeks to get your permanent restoration (crown or filling). Failure to do so may compromise your root canal and require further treatment or removal of the tooth.


Dr. Troxel is the first and only full-time local endodontist in the Steamboat Springs area. We are happy to provide needed services to those of Routt, Moffat, and Jackson counties; and anyone in need. Dr. Troxel currently practices out of the office of Pine Grove Dental Arts.


Each tooth is unique and requires varying amounts of time. Teeth that have had previous root canals will need an evaluation first before treatment can be scheduled. Please call Pine Grove Dental Arts at (970)-879-1959 to schedule your appointment.


Payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash, personal checks, money orders, major credit cards, as well as Care Credit. Payment plans are available on a case-by-case basis through Pine Grove Dental Arts.


We will bill your dental insurance as a courtesy. You are responsible for the remainder of our fee, if any, which your insurance company does not cover.