Easing Your Dental Anxiety at Precision Endodontics
Are you in need of a root canal but have dental anxiety that is making you nervous or uneasy? At Precision Endodontics, we understand sometimes patients have phobias or dental anxiety associated with treatment. The good news is that many of people have preconceived misconceptions about treatment. People are often surprised to find out that root canal treatment is pain-free. To further help ease our patients anxiety, we have enlisted Coco our dental therapy dog who will sit with you during your treatment to help calm your nerves.
Sometimes understanding your treatment better will make help alleviate your fears and concerns about root canal therapy. Keep reading to find out about what you will experience during your treatment and why you don’t need to have dental anxiety about undergoing treatment at Precision Endodontics. If you still have questions, please contact our office to get the answers you need to make an informed decision about your health.
I Have Dental Anxiety About Pain. Does a Root Canal Hurt?
The first thought most people have when they hear the words, “root canal” is, dental anxiety. Things like “Oh, my God. It must hurt” goes through their minds. They may have heard some horror story from a friend who says it hurts, but patients are often happy to find out that root canal treatment should be painless.
The first thing we convey to every patient who comes in is, “If we can tell you one thing not to worry about, it’s that this procedure should not hurt. You should be comfortable, and you should be bored while the root canal treatment is being performed.”
Root canal treatment shouldn’t be stressful, and it shouldn’t be painful. Whenever you’re having any type of dentistry – including a root canal – be sure to raise your hand and let your dentist – or us – know if something ever bothers you.
Can an Infected Tooth Can Cause Infection in Your Body?
One big question that comes up, especially online and with different holistic centers, concerns the focal infection theory which contemplates whether a tooth infection can cause infection in the whole body.
It’s true that systems throughout our entire body are connected, and that dental, oral, and periodontal infections can affect other aspects of the body, including heart conditions and diabetes.
Normally, if a dental infection is really just coming from a tooth, it is a localized infection. However, if left untreated, it can spread and become a more generalized infection. You certainly want such infections to be treated, and it’s an even better reason not to postpone any treatment that can help save your teeth and improve their health.
Can I Drive After a Root Canal?
Having a root canal is no different than having a filling or having your teeth cleaned if they happen to get you numb. When you leave our office, you can operate a motor vehicle and go right back to work or go about all your normal daily activities. It will have no affect on your ability to drive safely and aside from eating that steak, you can perform almost all tasks at full ability post-treatment.
Oftentimes, you will have a temporary crown in place prior to having a permanent crown placed. Until the permanent crown is placed, we recommend a soft diet and ask patients to avoid sticky, chewy, and hard foods on the tooth.
Say Goodbye To Dental Anxiety!
Do you have dental anxiety associated with root canal treatment? At Precision Endodontics, we provide a painless and comfortable experience at our office.
At Precision Endodontics, we believe that all dental treatment should be painless and comfortable. We expect that your entire experience from the time you choose to make us a part of your dental team until the completion of your treatment will be smooth, painless and precise. Let Buffalo Endodontists Dr. Aaron McCann, Dr. Michael Gengo and Dr. Constance Wentworth save your teeth.
We have a “make no compromises” philosophy which places our practice in the top-tier of premier endodontic practices in the US. We even have a dental therapy dog “Coco” to assist those with dental anxiety.
Schedule an appointment today and let our dedicated Buffalo endodontists help alleviate your pain and treat your teeth. We look forward to putting a smile on your face!
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