You need root canal treatment. That is probably the last thing you want to hear your Dolton, IL dentist say. We understand. The procedure has a bad reputation. But there is something important that you need to know. That painful root canal you have heard about is a myth. The procedure is nothing to fear. It is something to look forward to because it can put an end to toothaches and painful abscesses. Furthermore, it saves your tooth.
Here at Pleasant Denta® , we live up to our name. That means we make your experience pleasant. Yes, even root canal treatment.
If you are expecting a long, slow, painful recovery period, then you are in for a pleasant surprise. When the anesthetic wears off, the area around your tooth might be a little sore. That should only last for a few days. In the meantime, you should avoid chewing overly hard foods, and you can take over-the-counter pain medication if needed.
Although every patient is slightly different, your tooth will probably feel just fine in less than a week. It will probably feel better than it has in a long time. That is because broken or infected teeth usually hurt. The root canal procedure eliminates the cause of the pain.
Because we follow a specific pain minimizing plan, the vast majority of root canal treatments are painless in our office. At Pleasant Denta® , we do everything possible to provide painless dentistry no matter what the procedure is.
Dr. Dean Dietrich founded Pleasant Dental® with the vision of serving his community by providing high-value comfortable care. Dr. D. has over 30 years of expertise and continues to be very passionate about his work. He and team enjoy caring for fearful patients and providing care in a unique upbeat, even fun way.