Root Canals: Less Scary Than You Think

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Root canals are notorious for being the dental procedure to avoid at all costs. Luckily, dental technology has come a long way since the early days of root canals. At OnCall Dental – Fresno, we go to great lengths to keep you calm and comfortable during your visit. While having a root canal is never fun, it is necessary to repair an infected tooth.

The best part of a root canal is that we make sure you don’t feel any pain at all during the procedure. The dentist or dental assistant will numb the area around your tooth before they remove the damaged pulp. After the area around your tooth is clean, the dentist fills your tooth and seals or caps it. It’s a good idea not to rinse too vigorously or smoke after a root canal. Follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions carefully.

In the days following your root canal, your tooth may be sensitive. We’ll come up with a pain relief plan–most pain or swelling can be treated with over-the-counter medications.  After one short visit, you’ll be on your way to a pain-free, more-confident smile.  What’s so scary about that?

To learn more about root canals, or any of our other restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedures, give us a call at 599-477-4553. Our staff will work with you to schedule an appointment at a time that’s most convenient for you. We also offer emergency dentistry and sedation dentistry services. Thanks for stopping by our blog and we look forward to serving you.

Contact OnCall Dental – Fresno: 599-477-4553