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Don’t put off important root canal treatment because of fear and anxiety!

If the idea of having a root canal makes you feel stressed and afraid, you are not alone. Root canal treatment is one of the most universally dreaded of all dental treatments. But the truth is that you can have a virtually stress-free root canal!

Sedation dentistry at Westchester root canals office makes stressful root canals a thing of the past

If you need a root canal, it is because you are in serious danger of losing your tooth. Obviously it’s in your best interest to have the treatment done sooner rather than later. We offer sedation options to help put you at ease and smooth out those feelings of stress and fear so you can get the important treatment you need.

Why do I need root canal therapy?

  • Severe tooth decay has reached through to tooth pulp (the tissue inside your tooth)
  • The tip of the tooth’s root has become infected or developed an abscess
  • The tooth has been compromised by injury or trauma

What happens during a root canal?

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that saves your tooth by removing the infected material from inside your tooth. Within each tooth is a pocket that is filled with blood vessels, tissue, and nerves. When this area becomes infected due to severe decay or advanced periodontal disease, it must be thoroughly cleansed and treated to save the tooth. The Westchester root canals dentist needs to clear away infected tissue then cleanse and seal the tooth.

How do I know if I need a root canal?

You may not show any symptoms of infection at all, and your dentist is the only person qualified to tell you if you need a root canal. But some common symptoms are:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • General tooth sensitivity
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold food or beverages
  • A pimple or bump on the gum above the tooth

How can sedation dentistry help with my anxiety?

If you need a Westchester root canal, we offer various forms of sedation dentistry to help you feel calm before and during the procedure. We can prescribe medication to be taken before your appointment to help calm you before you get to our office. During the procedure we can provide nitrous oxide (laughing gas) that will make you feel completely relaxed. In fact, after the procedure many patients who opt for nitrous oxide report that they have little or no recollection of the details of the treatment.

Modern dental technology has made the process of root canal therapy much more efficient while retaining more of your healthy tooth structure. In fact, you don’t need to feel any more discomfort than you would from having a tooth filled.

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