Root canals cause anxiety to many patients, who are afraid they may cause discomfort or pain. At the office of Linda Ricks, DDS, we provide sedation for all of our patients who may be suffering from dental anxiety. Although root canals are virtually painless, some patients may be afraid and need further sedation. That’s why our sedation dentist in Bolingbrook provides techniques such as sedation using nitrous oxide for those who may need it. We use state of the art technology and equipment to make your experience as comfortable and easy as possible.
Our sedation dentist in Bolingbrook specializes in conventional, microscopic and surgical endodontics. Our sedation using nitrous oxide is a safe and very effective form of dental sedation. The nitrous oxide sedation is very relaxing. Patients are conscious the entire time, just more at ease. The root canal treatment itself is simple. Root canals are generally administered when the tooth’s nerve becomes infected or inflamed. The pulp infection can be caused by many things, from trauma to decay or cracks and chips on the tooth. Symptoms may include pain, swelling and hot/cold sensitivity. During the endodontic treatment, we remove and eliminate the diseased pulp and then clean and seal the area to keep it clean.
Root canals can be done with general anesthetics as well, and have a 90% success rate. Most root canals never need another. And once the root canal procedure is done, we put a crown over the root canal to protect it. Our sedation dentist in Bolingbrook also performs retreatment of failing root canals, apicoectomies and microscopic endodontics. Our 24 hour answering service is there to help you find relief and make appointments 24 hours a day, so that any emergencies can be scheduled as soon as we are back in the office.
By Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
September 26, 2016