Root canals are one of the most misunderstood procedures in all of dentistry, even though they’re more comfortable now than ever before. Unfortunately, the long-held myth that root canals are painful persists, and it’s up to us to dispel any bad feelings you have about the procedure.
First, you should know that the reason we perform comfortable root canals in Rockaway, NJ is to save a dying tooth and relieve your pain. To do this, Dr. Kao goes inside the tooth to remove the infection that causes your pain. Once the infection is gone, he disinfects, fills, and seals the tooth. The final step is to let the tooth heal for about two weeks then place a dental crown to protect it.
Root canals really are a straightforward procedure, but we understand that you may have spent your entire life fearing them. For this reason, we offer nitrous oxide sedation during your root canal procedure in Rockaway, NJ.
Nitrous will help you feel very calm and minimize your awareness of what’s going on around you, but you will remain fully conscious. There are no drowsy side effects with nitrous, so you will be able to drive yourself home from your appointment safely.
Do you have more intense dental anxiety? Ask us about IV sedation provided right here at our comfortable dental office by a licensed and trained dental anesthesia team.
If you have a toothache, call us right away. Delaying treatment only allows the pain to worsen, and if you wait too long, we may have to remove the tooth. Get the root canal treatment you need by calling our Rockaway, NJ dental office today.