Is there really such a thing as a painless root canal? Well…maybe. While most of the time there is discomfort from the recovery of this type of dental procedure the actual level of pain varies from patient to patient.
So, how is the dental field addressing the well-known stereotype that Root Canals are always painful and something to put off until the very last possible moment?
Dr. Michael Gaynor, our specialist in Root Canals and Endodontics performs what is called a Microscopic Endodontics during a root canal procedure to minimize pain, recovery time, and overall discomfort.
Here are only a few of the benefits patients receive when utilizing Microscopic Endodontics during their root canal procedures:
- Increases the ability of our dentists to find canals in the teeth of patients that have complex tooth structures
- Brings greater resolution to exploration of the teeth and removal of “shadows” that can sometimes block a diagnosis or impede treatment
- Allows for early identification of tooth fractures
- Due to better visualization, less of the apex needs to be removed
- Far fewer traumas to the tooth structure occur and this results in faster healing with the reduced need in secondary procedures
Through the use of the microscope, we are seeing what was not previously readily available for examination. Overall, the microscope is a technologically advanced method for patient care, for educating the patients, staff and referring doctors, and most importantly increasing the success for endodontic treatment.
If you have been putting off a procedure like a root canal because of the fear of pain and discomfort, we encourage you to Contact Us today to schedule a consultation with a professional Endodontist that can alleviate your concerns and answer your questions.