Endodontic Treatment in Wasilla, Alaska
The root canal procedure is the most well-known and feared of all dental procedures. There are many outdated myths surrounding the root canal, causing many patients to dread this procedure unnecessarily. The truth is that a root canal is often the best course of action for saving a badly decayed or infected tooth.
A root canal can save your tooth by removing infection from the pulp (nerve). If you don’t opt for a root canal or if you suffer through the problem too long, a tooth extraction may be the only other option further down the road.
Safe and Comfortable Procedure
The root canal procedure is a routine and safe procedure, despite what rumors you may have heard. The treatment area of your mouth will be thoroughly numbed. We will then locate the source of the abscess or infection, and carefully clean out and then fill the nerve chamber of the tooth. Antibiotic is placed in the nerve chamber, and the chamber is sealed to prevent future infection. As your dentist works to remove the diseased tissue and crown the tooth, you won’t feel a thing.
We offer comfort amenities like headphones to drown out ambient noise, and warming neck pillows that will help you relax even further as you kick your feet up in our dental chair.
If you are experiencing tooth pain, a root canal may be the next course of action. Call or come into our Wasilla office and ask about root canal therapy today. Who knew root canals could be so comfortable?