ROOT CANAL FAQS
If you have concerns about root canal treatment, these root canal FAQs can provide much of the information you need.
ARE ROOT CANALS PAINFUL?
No, they are not. Dentists are often surprised by how many people assume that a root canal is going to hurt. In fact, what a root canals do is ease the pain that brought you to the dentist office in the first place. The treatment is done using a local anesthetic, just the same as when you come to see the dentist for any other treatment, like a filling or an extraction.
DO ROOT CANALS REQUIRE MULTIPLE VISITS?
Not usually. Most of the time, your dentist can do your root canal in a single visit.
DO ROOT CANALS LAST FOREVER?
They can. It is possible that you may still need an extraction at some point down the road, but generally speaking, a root canal is a permanent solution.
CAN I HAVE A ROOT CANAL IF MY TOOTH IS INFECTED?
You definitely can. The whole reason for root canals is to rid teeth of infection. So, unless the infection is so bad that it has invaded other teeth, you can still have the procedure. If multiple teeth are infected, though, your dentist may recommend that you take antibiotics to get rid of the worst of it before doing the procedure.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE INFECTION IS TAKEN OUT?
Once your dentist has removed the infected matter from your tooth, your dentist will usually install a crown to protect the remaining tooth structure.
CAN I HAVE MULTIPLE ROOT CANALS?
Yes, you can. Root canals are no different from fillings in that you can have just as many of them as you need.
DO I HAVE TO SEE A SPECIALIST?
Most general dentists offer root canals as part of their general dentistry service. Occasionally, though, a dentist may refer you to an endodontist to have the procedure done.
If you would like to learn more about root canals, or if you are experiencing dental pain that might indicate that a root canal is in order, contact us at Wagner Dentistry of Summerlin in Las Vegas. We are located at 4618 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107. You can call us to arrange an appointment at 702-877-2222. You can also request an appointment using the form on our Contact Us page. We can help you with your dental pain.
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