Many patients are uneasy about getting a root canal. There’s a lot of confusion about the procedure, so let’s go over some of the questions we get about root canals.
It’s understandable to ask that question – after all, root canals seem super painful. If a patient has severe tooth decay, a badly damaged, tooth, or pulpitis, we perform a root canal. This allows us to preserve it instead of removing it, preventing toothache in the long-term.
A root canal treatment can take up to two visits to complete. But although the procedure sounds painful, patients tend to feel very little of it – our dentists use local anesthesia so you can’t feel it. After a root canal, you shouldn’t feel any toothache that affected your teeth before.
Prior to the treatment, your dentist:
During the procedure, your dentist:
After the procedure:
If you take care of the restored tooth, it can last many years. In this case, care means brushing regularly with fluoride toothpaste, flossing between teeth, and visiting your dentist every six months.
Are you looking for a reliable dentist near you for a root canal procedure? Contact Model Dental Clinic IN Columbia for more information about root canals and booking an appointment.