Root Canal Treatment
Root canals are an essential procedure that may be necessary to preserve a tooth damaged by decay or infection. Of course, it’s no secret that root canal treatment has a pretty bad reputation.
Fortunately, dental techniques and treatments have improved vastly over the years. We want to assure you that Dr. Schaus and our team have all the experience and expertise necessary to perform root canals that are both efficient and comfortable and also have a high rate of success.
What to Expect During a Root Canal
Deep within your tooth is the root canal, a space containing the tissue and nerves that keep your tooth healthy. If decay or disease penetrates your tooth, it can become infected. When this occurs, a root canal is the only option we have to preserve your tooth.
During the procedure, we carefully remove the infected material inside your tooth. Dr. Schaus will then fill, cleanse, and seal the tooth. If necessary an antibiotic will be used to control the infection. In most cases, we will also recommend a dental crown to protect and restore function to your tooth.
Your comfort is our top priority and, if necessary, we can offer you nitrous oxide (laughing gas), a gentle type of sedation that makes you feel kind of dreamy and takes the edge off your anxiety.
Prompt treatment is essential – without it, the pain will continue and you will eventually lose the tooth. We want to do everything possible to preserve your teeth because the loss of just one tooth can lead to a variety of unwanted oral health issues.
If you are in pain, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Call our Oak Grove dental office to arrange a consultation and exam to find out if a root canal can help.