Root canals have a bad reputation.
Most of this is not the fault of the root canal, but is actually because of the infection or abscess that makes the root canal necessary. The vast majority of the time, a root canal is painless and actually makes you feel a lot better.
Dr. Sinick knows this from experience. When he was young, he had a badly infected tooth that led to his face swelling to the size of a baseball. The pain that he experienced during this was unbearable. When he had a root canal, the pain went away virtually overnight. In fact, this is one of the experiences that made Dr. Sinick want to become a dentist.
At Sinick Family Dental, we don’t want you to feel any pain. We know that root canals are scary to most people, but they don’t have to be. Dr. Sinick has done extensive training and uses the latest methods and techniques to make the whole process as efficient and painless for you as possible.
Why a Root Canal Is Needed
Root canals are needed when your tooth is infected. The most common cause of a tooth becoming infected is decay that is large enough to reach the inside of your tooth. Once the bacteria that cause decay reach the center of your tooth, it begins to die.
When your tooth has gotten to this point, there are only two ways to get rid of the infection, a root canal or an extraction. With all the advances of modern dentistry, there are many great options for replacing a tooth. Even with all the advances dentistry has made in the last few decades, however, there is nothing better than the tooth that God gave you.
Root Canal Procedure
The team at Sinick Family Dental is here to help give you the best treatment possible, and often this means keeping your own tooth. We start out by removing the infected nerve and blood vessels in the middle of your tooth. Dr. Sinick will then reshape the inside of your tooth and fill the area with a special root canal filling material.
After the root canal is done, you will often need a crown. See our Same Day Crowns page to see what makes our crowns different. There are some cases where only a filling is needed. We will let you know all about this before we begin.
We utilize digital x-rays that require less than half the amount of radiation that the old film x-rays needed. These are also developed instantly, so there is no more waiting for an x-ray to develop in the middle of your root canal.
During your root canal, you will be able to lay back, relax, and watch your favorite show or movie on TV. We have recently installed TVs that are on arms and pivot so you will be able to watch throughout your entire appointment.
Call Us with Questions or to Schedule
We are here to help you through this difficult time. Please call us at (330) 725-9851 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon.