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The pain from a toothache can be some of the worst to endure. We are here to make that pain go away, not add to it.
We know many people cringe at the idea of a root canal, but when performed properly, this procedure is actually easy and painless!
Our number one goal is your comfort - before, during, and after your procedure. If you are experiencing pain and root canal therapy is indicated, we will do everything possible to schedule your needed procedure within 24 hours.
"I needed a root canal and was offered same-day treatment, but because of my work schedule I had to wait for a week. My procedure took 90 minutes from start to finish and I didn't feel a thing!"
- Actual Patient
The procedure called "root canal" refers to the removal of nerves, blood vessels, infected debris, and decay from the center of the tooth called a pulp chamber. Once the inside is meticulously cleaned out, we sterilize the chamber with strong disinfectants, and then cement a plastic cone shaped filling material called gutta percha.
When a crown has already been placed and a root canal is indicated, the reason for it is because of an infection. A root canal can be performed, but the decay that's causing the infection cannot be removed without removing the old crown and removing the decay. After inspection to ensure all the decay is gone and the tooth restored to a healthy condition, we can safely cover it with a crown to save the tooth.
Many dentists have a difficult time getting their patients numb. It is unfortunate, but not uncommon. In our office we use long-lasting anesthetic which will ensure you are numb both during and after the procedure, so you have time to fill your prescription for antibiotics and pain pills.
Most of our patients are shocked at the amount of relief they receive from having the root canal performed that day.
Ask someone wearing dentures how much they would give to have their own teeth and a healthy smile. A million-dollar smile never costs as much as it appears!