Should you be worried about an upcoming root canal procedure? Obviously, you should try to avoid the problems that lead to any type of restorative dental work. With that said, people are often uncomfortable at the thought of what a root canal might involve, while being unaware of what the procedure really entails, and what they can expect. Our Prairie Village, KS dental office can provide this procedure in a comfortable, welcoming environment, and take necessary steps to help you feel comfortable during your treatment. You can be glad to know that once a root canal procedure is completed, an ongoing issue causing pain or sensitivity in your tooth can be stopped, and you can feel more comfortable in your daily life.
When Is It Necessary To Schedule A Root Canal Procedure?
A root canal is not required in every circumstance where someone requires restorative dental work. For example, if you have a cavity that can be addressed with a dental filling, a root canal can be avoided. This procedure is used to address problems that have led to trouble with the inner chamber of a tooth, known as the pulp. If bacteria manage to infiltrate your pulp, you can experience ongoing discomfort, and you face risks for unpleasant complications. If nothing is done for your tooth in time, its health can deteriorate to the point where it cannot be saved!
Making Your Experience In The Dentist’s Chair More Comfortable
Our goal is to make sure your smile stays in good health, and maintains its appearance. With that said, we also take your comfort seriously! If you feel uncomfortable with the prospect of arranging a root canal, we can talk to you about dental sedation. Nitrous oxide and oral sedatives are both available for patients who struggle with anxiety around a visit. Your sedative can allow you to remain calm, even as you stay conscious and aware during your procedure.
What Can You Do To Avoid Future Problems With Your Oral Health?
You and your dentist both want to see you avoid problems that make root canal procedures necessary. Regular dental exams can provide you with regular feedback about the state of your oral health, and warn you of problems before they are serious enough to require treatment in the form of a root canal. You can find that with semiannual dental checkups in place, you have an easier time avoiding trouble, so you are less likely to find yourself in the dentist’s chair for restorative work.
Talk To Dr. Browne About Scheduling A Root Canal Procedure
Our Prairie Village, KS dental practice is ready to provide care for patients with oral health problems. If necessary, we can provide treatment in the form of a root canal – our goal is to make sure your tooth’s health is fully restored, but we also make your experience in the dentist’s chair a priority! To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.