By Russell Forrest, DDS
October 14, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal   tooth decay  

Don’t dread getting a root canal. It’s actually a painless procedure!

If our Topeka, KS dentist, Dr. Russell Forrest, has just told you that you need a root canal, perhaps you are a bit freaked out. It’s normal toroot canal be nervous before getting any dental procedure, but we are here to make sure that you are educated on the subject so that we can put your mind at ease while in the dental chair.

Sadly, root canals have gotten a pretty bad reputation but we are here to turn that around. The reason our Topeka general dentist may recommend getting a root canal is to treat a tooth with a severe cavity, crack or break, or a tooth that has weakened from repeated dental work. Any issue that affects the health or integrity of the tooth’s inner structures will require root canal treatment.

Of course, modern dentistry makes it possible to get a root canal without feeling any pain. In fact, many people dealing with severe decay or a damaged tooth are already experiencing a lot of pain. And anyone who has experienced dental pain will tell you that it can be pretty miserable. But root canals are used to remove the source of the pain. Some patients even say they experienced instant relief after their treatment.

And if you aren’t completely convinced, know that we will always administer a local anesthesia to the area prior to treatment. This anesthesia will numb the area completely before root canal therapy even happens. We take patient’s comfort seriously. When it comes to a root canal, you should never feel any pain.

Getting a root canal is very important. By ignoring your pain and hoping it will go away on its own you risk losing the tooth altogether. A root canal’s sole purpose is to preserve as much of the tooth as possible. And by coming in every six months for routine care we can catch issues when they are easier to treat, so make sure you are keeping up on your preventive exams and cleanings twice a year.

Whether you have questions about an upcoming root canal or you need to schedule your next routine dental cleaning, our dental team in Topeka, KS is ready to handle all of your smile needs.