Here at Drs. Yung & Jelinek, our dentists can stop your pain and perform a root canal procedure to save a tooth threatened by infection. You’ll be in good hands for any needed root canals in Warrenton.Doctor Jim Jelinek on Root Canals Read Transcript
Root canals have a bad rap and the reason is is because a patient says, “I felt it,” and so, root canals aren't really that bad. What a root canal is it's like a really deep filling. A filling's more superficial in the tooth. A root canal is actually your filling further down into the tooth, that's what you're doing, and so you need good anesthesia. If you have good anesthesia, you're not going to feel it and it's not going to be an unpleasant experience for you.
When we see a patient needs a root canal, we'll anesthetize them, we'll do the root canal, and usually on a tooth too, after you do a root canal, you're going to need a crown on it because its structure is weak, and we try to do that the same visit too because the patient's numb, they're already here. So let's do the root canal, let's go ahead and do the build-up, and let's do the crown prep right then and there, and that's usually the way we do it.
Now, on the other hand though, if time doesn't permit, then, again, we have really good specialists that we refer to who, again, we would go to if we needed something as well, and who could do a root canal for us as well, and then we'll get the patient back and do the finish-up restorative work on the tooth.
Here are some advantages of coming to us for your root canal treatment:
- Our dentists’ 70-plus years of combined experience
- Relaxing sedation options such as laughing gas, conscious oral sedation, and IV sedation
- A compassionate staff dedicated to making your procedure stress-free
- Great amenities like warm blankets, comfortable pillows, and headphones to relax with the music of your choice
Feel better and keep your smile intact! Call our friendly office today to find out how you can save your tooth with a root canal procedure: 540-253-1377.
Get Out of Pain With a Comfortable Root Canal Procedure
Endodontic treatment (what many people refer to simply as a “root canal”) is necessary when tooth decay reaches the sensitive inner portion of your tooth, known as the pulp. When this happens, infection sets in and can cause pain and swelling. It can be difficult to eat comfortably or even sleep well at this point. Contrary to popular belief, a root canal procedure causes no more discomfort than a tooth filling does. In fact, this procedure is beneficial in several ways by:
- Eliminating pain caused by advanced tooth decay and infection
- Preserving your natural tooth
- Preventing further damage to surrounding teeth and gums
- Making it easier to smile again
Relax With Sedation During Root Canal Treatment
When we perform a root canal procedure, we’ll gently clean out the infected tooth pulp, sanitize the inner portion of the tooth, then thoroughly seal the tooth to prevent further decay. If your tooth is badly damaged, we may recommend a dental crown or other restorative dentistry option to make your tooth look and function normally again.
Although we’ll numb your mouth with local anesthesia before your procedure, you can also receive dental sedation if you’d like. We offer three relaxing choices:
- Inhaled Sedation (Laughing Gas)
- Oral Sedation
- IV Sedation