Find Out Why Our Root Canals Are So Comfortable
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.