Root Canals in Broken Arrow, OK Protect Smiles
Toothaches should never be ignored. Maybe you just have a cavity, and a tooth filling will fix your problem. Then again, you could have a tooth infection. In that case, you should schedule a root canal treatment soon.Doctor John Rogers on Root Canals Read Transcript
I believe I read once that Congress had an approval rating lower than a root canal once upon a time. And I love that story because it illustrated how much people have such a bad opinion of root canals, and I oftentimes think that the poor opinion of a root canal has to do with the pain that a patient is experiencing when they walk through the door, because it's rare that a patient comes in needing a root canal and is asymptomatic. So, when a patient comes to this office and we diagnose a tooth needing a root canal, we first of all assure that patient that we are going to provide the utmost level of comfort that we can. The reality is when we're performing a root canal, we are going to have the patient just as comfortable if we were pulling the tooth.
The dental anesthesia is exactly the same, so I feel that when we first visit with a patient about a root canal, we have to assure them that they are going to have the most comfortable experience they possibly can. We are going to get them out of pain, and sometimes when we see a patient on that day and we're not prepared to do the root canal, we have multiple ways in which we can get them out of pain so when they come back in for the actual procedure, they're feeling much better. Root canals are stressful. When a patient comes in needing a root canal, we can typically see in their eyes how bad they're hurting. And I hate to talk about pain as it relates to dentistry, but it's a reality. We address it quickly and efficiently the day we see the patient. When a patient comes in for the actual procedure, it's a very relaxing procedure. We do everything we can to make the patient comfortable. We disinfect, clean, restore the tooth, get them out of pain, and preserve the tooth.
Root canals can:
- End your pain
- Restore the function of your tooth
- Prevent the infection from spreading
- Allow you to eat comfortably again
In Broken Arrow, OK, you can visit LakeCrest Dental for a pain-free root canal procedure. To schedule an appointment with us, call 918-205-4492 today.
Save Your Teeth
We prefer to save teeth whenever possible with restorative dental care. Root canal treatments can be used to keep a tooth in your mouth and preserve your smile.
During this procedure, Dr. John Rogers will remove the infected tissue from your tooth. After cleaning and sanitizing the tooth, we’ll use a special filler material called gutta-percha. This helps to strengthen the tooth and reduces your risk of reinfection. To complete the process, we can place a dental crown to restore the function and appearance of the tooth. This way you can eat without pain and smile without worry.
Many people are worried that getting a root canal could be painful. At LakeCrest Dental, we use local anesthesia and offer three levels of dental sedation. This can give you confidence that we can treat your tooth infection without any new pain.
Stop Living in Pain
You never want to have an infected tooth. But if you do, the worst thing you can do is ignore it. The pain can become so severe that it affects what you eat and interferes with your daily life. It also can lead to tooth loss and damage the underlying jawbone.
There’s no reason to take chances with your smile or your oral health. You can end your pain and suffering by getting the treatment you need. For painless root canals in Broken Arrow, OK, schedule your appointment at LakeCrest Dental. You can call us at 918-205-4492.