What You Need To Know About Root Canals
The thought of a root canal treatment may easily terrify many people. Knowing what is involved in a root canal allows for a less stressful procedure. Our dentists at Dental Arts KG are experienced in providing root canal therapy on our patients. What is a root canal and is it a painful procedure? How long will your procedure take? Continue reading to find the answers to these commonly asked questions.
How can a root canal save your tooth?
A root canal is the inside of your tooth where the nerves and blood are located. When the pulp inside your canal becomes infected, your dentist will need to properly clean them out. This happens when cavities enter the canal and bring bacteria that leads to the infection. A root canal properly cleans out the tooth and helps to save your infected tooth.
How long do root canals take?
Most of the time, our dentists at Dental Arts KG can perform a root canal treatment in just one visit. The overall appointment should only last a couple of hours. If we want you to return for further treatment, then we may ask you to schedule an appointment a week or two later.
How long will you be numb after the root canal procedure?
Our dentists numb the area in order to prevent pain and discomfort from your treatment process. Depending on your circumstances, the numbness will wear off within a few hours of your appointment.
How many times will you need to visit the office for a root canal?
Our dentists prefer to complete the root canal treatment in just one visit. If more appointments are needed, then our dentist may choose to leave a medication inside the canal for further protection.