When you’ve learned that you need a root canal, it’s natural to be nervous. Dental procedures aren’t anyone’s favorite way to spend their day, and root canals are notorious for being invasive and painful. The team at Russo Dentistry is here to tell you that there’s no need to be afraid of a root canal. Here at Raleigh’s top progressive dental practice, we specialize in making all dental procedures – including the dreaded root canal – a little less intimidating.
You might be wondering why you need a root canal. To put it simply, root canals are how your dental care team cleans out a tooth that becomes decayed to the point that its core is rotting as well. During the procedure, we’ll remove any bacteria, deliver a strong dose of antibiotics to the decay, and seal the core to keep out any future decay. Your tooth will most likely be able to stay intact, although every patient’s mouth is different.
We’ll let you in on a secret: our best advice for a no-fear root canal is to choose an endodontist for your procedure. Endodontists are dental specialists who have received at least two years of post-dental school training on the tooth’s interior, which includes its pulp and roots. While most dentists perform one or two root canals per week, an endodontist may perform upwards of 25. They know root canals like the back of their hand, and they can use that extra knowledge to make the procedure less stressful for you.
If you’re worried about pain – and most people who learn they need a root canal are – you can rest assured that your endodontist knows how to keep the pain to a minimum. Since they specialize in tooth conditions that are often very painful, an important part of their practice is keeping their patients as comfortable as possible. Endodontists have advanced knowledge of pain management techniques, and yours will be able to help determine the best course of action for you.
As a modern dental practice, Russo Dentistry takes a progressive approach to the care we provide. Our commitment to using the latest technology and techniques means that our in-house endodontic specialist is able to perform more effective root canals. During your procedure, we’ll use state-of-the-art digital imaging to closely study your tooth anatomy, which will improve your outcome immensely. After all, the easiest way to be less afraid of a root canal is being confident that you won’t need another one!
Let Russo Dentistry bring the best out of your smile. Call us today to schedule your first appointment!