When you hear the term “root canal,” you probably associate this infamous procedure with a sense of dread. However, this association is actually based in a number of common misconceptions. Modern technology has made root canal procedures virtually painless. New advancements and technologies have improved the efficiency and comfort of a procedure so that patients no longer have to be afraid of the process. Digital x-rays, precision instruments and effective dental anesthetic have made it possible to accurately target infections. Since the entire process is less invasive, patients have a reduced healing time and can return to their normal activities without pain. Any discomfort that is felt during the healing period can be easily relieved with over-the-counter painkillers.
If you are still nervous or have concerns about your root canal or endodontic procedure, feel free to call my office. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.