Root canal therapy is preformed to save a tooth that has become infected. Teeth can become infected as a result of deep decay into the nerve area, a deep crack in the tooth, a tooth that has had trauma of some kind or for other various reasons. In this situation, the nerve tissue is removed from the root area of the tooth and the canal spaces in the roots are cleaned out carefully and filled. After the root canal is finished, the tooth becomes more brittle and has a higher risk of breaking.
Therefore, it is recommended that a crown be placed on the tooth, particularly if it is a back tooth, to help protect it. Front teeth often do not require a crown after root canal treatment is done.
Dr. Jacobs graduate from the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry in Seattle in 1995. She practiced in Seattle for 6 years and has now serviced the Fort Collins area for over 13 years.
Dr. Jung obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She is originally from Sioux City, Iowa and attended Creighton University for her undergraduate studies in Biology.
Jamie has been a member of our dental team since 2003. She studied dental hygiene and was involved in student leadership and community outreach.
Alicia joined our dental team in 2016.
Courtney joined our dental team in 2016. Graduating from Lake Forest College in 2010 with a degree in
Our team of 3 dental assistants Megan, Bree and Quinn, work chairside with Drs Jacobs, Szczerba and Nutakki.
To have empathy for all members of our dental family and do meticulous dentistry with integrity in a caring and passionate environment that is energetic and honest.