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Dr. Roger L. Humphreys

Dentist

Dr. Roger L. Humphreys is a top Dentist in Colorado Springs, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Roger L. Humphreys is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Roger L. Humphreys is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Roger L. Humphreys is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dr. Roger L. Humphreys is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Roger L. Humphreys
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Accepting new patients

How long is a root canal treatment?

The time required for a root canal treatment can vary with each tooth treated, but usually between one and two hours. It usually takes longer to treat a molar root canal compared READ MORE
The time required for a root canal treatment can vary with each tooth treated, but usually between one and two hours. It usually takes longer to treat a molar root canal compared to a front tooth.

Which is better, root canal or implant?

If the tooth has healthy bone and gum tissue supporting it and if the tooth has adequate tooth structure to support a crown after a root canal has been done - it is usually better READ MORE
If the tooth has healthy bone and gum tissue supporting it and if the tooth has adequate tooth structure to support a crown after a root canal has been done - it is usually better to save the natural tooth by having a root canal performed. It is usually a more natural result and less expensive to save a natural tooth with a root canal and crown compared to extracting a tooth and doing an implant and crown.

What is the best way to treat dental plaque?

The best way to remove plaque is routine flossing and brushing. However, after plaque has been left on the teeth long enough, it will harden into tarter. At this point you need READ MORE
The best way to remove plaque is routine flossing and brushing. However, after plaque has been left on the teeth long enough, it will harden into tarter. At this point you need to have your teeth professionally cleaned by a dental hygienist. You will not be able to brush or floss off the tarter. If the tarter is not removed, it causes inflammation of the gum tissues. This will lead to gum disease and bone loss if you let go long enough. This is the most common cause of loss of teeth. Hope that helps to answer your question.