No Need to Worry About Your Root Canal Procedure at Our Casper, WY, Office
Even among other dental procedures, root canal treatment has a particularly bad reputation for being painful and uncomfortable. In the past, that was certainly true. But modern technology in the field of dentistry has changed all that! At Brook Trout Dental, Dr. Brent Weinhandl and our staff can ensure that your root canal procedure is painless, and we will help you to minimize any discomfort after you return home as well. If you feel anxious about your root canal, we also offer relaxation techniques and sedation dentistry options to help put you at ease. After all, your comfort is as much a priority to us as your dental health.
What Is a Root Canal?
Contrary to popular belief, endodontic treatment (often called a root canal), involves the removal of the soft tissue from within the tooth, not the removal of the tooth’s root itself. A root canal procedure salvages a tooth by gently removing the infected nerve and pulp, which will prevent further damage to the surrounding teeth and gum.
If decay is minimal, a small filling will be required. If decay is more extensive, therapy will be required. Your root canal specialist will work with you to identify the best course of action for your situation and help make any needed root canal therapy as comfortable as possible.
What Can Cause Infected Pulp in Your Tooth?
Your root canal dentist will thoroughly examine the affected area before your procedure, looking for signs such as:
- A deep cavity
- Effects of repeated dental procedures
- A cracked or broken tooth
- Injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)
Are Root Canals Painful?
Root canal procedures are typically simple, with little or no discomfort, and will require one to three visits to complete. And if you properly care for your teeth and gums, you may never have to worry about reinfection in your restored tooth!
Schedule an Appointment
If you find yourself nervous about the prospect of a root canal, let us know! Dr. Weinhandl and the Brook Trout Dental team always want you to feel comfortable and pain-free, and we will work with you to ensure your entire visit to our Casper, WY, office is stress-free. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.https://www.brooktroutdental.com/services/oral-surgery/