It’s time to fire up the grill and enjoy barbecue ribs, fresh grilled vegetables, and a tall glass of ice cold lemonade.
Under normal circumstances, this would make your mouth water.
But this year, thoughts of biting down on a bone or gulping down the last swig of cold refreshment send chills up your spine.
That’s because you’ve been experiencing tooth sensitivity when applying too much pressure on one of your back molars while chewing. You’ve also felt a sharp, shooting pain when consuming drinks that are too hot or too cold.
You’ve dismissed it up until now because the pain hasn’t been constant.
But lately, the pain has been more frequent and more intense.
Our team at Bayou Dental Group wants to help you get out of pain and treat the underlying problem. We find that patients who visit our Monroe, LA dental office with similar complaints often find relief with a root canal.
2 Little-Known Secrets About Root Canals
It’s not as if people come skipping into our dental office on the day of their root canal appointment. Quite the opposite, actually.
Root canals have a strange power over people, one that has most patients dreading this treatment more than any other.
Once it’s over, however, our patients realize they had nothing to worry about.
Root canals get a bad rap, and maybe if this treatment hadn’t changed as much as it has, it would be understandable.
But root canals have changed. They’re simpler and more comfortable than they were in the past.
Unfortunately, the myths about root canals are often enough to keep people from getting the treatment they need to save an infected tooth.
At that point, you could face tooth loss and other serious threats to your oral and overall health.
Our goal at Bayou Dental Group is to do all we can to keep that from happening to you.
Given the stigma attached to root canals, we make every effort to cater to your comfort so you can get through your procedure feeling calm and relaxed.
More on how we do that in a minute!
*Root Canals Are Simpler Than You Think*
Dr. Finley performs root canals all the time in our Monroe, LA dental office.
By now, it’s just a simple, routine procedure to help you get out of pain and save your tooth.
First, Dr. Finley will clean and sanitize the infected areas inside your tooth. Once it’s been thoroughly cleaned, the inside is filled with a material that will help give your tooth lasting stability.
After that, we usually cap the treated tooth with a dental crown that looks just as natural as your surrounding teeth so your smile isn’t disrupted in any way!
*Patients Report Our Root Canals Are Pain-Free*
If you’ve never experienced a root canal yourself, it’s understandable why you’d believe all the negative hype about them. Aside from hearing stories about how dreadful they are, just the thought of a dentist working on the inside of your teeth near the nerves is enough to make you shudder.
But the truth is that our patients, again and again, report pain-free root canal experiences.
According to what they tell us, it’s no more uncomfortable than getting a cavity filled!
However, if you can’t handle the thought of this kind of treatment, we do offer oral sedation to help you feel completely calm, relaxed, and comfortable during your procedure. Just ask Dr. Finley or a member of our caring staff about our sedation and comfort options in our Monroe, LA practice, and we’ll do all we can to help you.
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There’s no reason to fear a root canal when you come to Dr. Finley at Bayou Dental Group.
For him, it’s nothing but a simple, routine procedure.
For you, it’s a way to get back to your life, healthier and free from tooth pain.