Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we perform root canal therapy routinely for our patients and many report minimal discomfort.
Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many root canal patients, the procedure is no more stressful than getting a filling.
A Straightforward Procedure
Root canals are not all that complicated. The most important thing to remember is that the procedure is done to save an infected or damaged tooth. We do that by cleaning out the infection inside, filling the space that leaves, and sealing it.
Teeth that have had a root canal can last a lifetime. Most patients say their root canals were virtually painless – not much different than having a cavity filled.
One reason for that is modern anesthetics. They are better than ever. We begin with a local anesthetic, and that’s enough for a lot of patients. We also have stronger options.
Root canals are usually completed in just one appointment. It takes about two hours to complete the procedure. You may need to schdedule a follow-up for a crown or filling, but in simple cases everything can be done in just one session.
At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas, root canals don’t live up to their bad reputation. Patients from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood call us for complete general dentistry. Call today!
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