From our office here in Modesto, CA, we perform painless root canals regularly to save the smiles of our patients. There are many myths regarding root canal treatment, but the truth is that root canals save your teeth and keep your smile full. Call Sierra Dental Care at 209-846-3961 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Takenaga.Dr. Manuel on Root Canals Read Transcript
Root canal is a procedure to keep your teeth for a longer period of time. Contrary to what people think, they don't have to be painful. They don't have to take that long. We have the technology here to do a very efficient with knowledge in a very short time. You'd be surprised how long the teeth that have been root canaled become very functional for more time than having a tooth extracted. It can be less expensive than taking out a tooth, because when you remove a tooth, you have to have a replacement for the missing tooth now. You're going either with a bridge, or an implant, which can be a little bit more on the higher end. During the procedure, you can be under local anesthesia only. You can request for gas, as well, for (laughing gas), so you don't feel any of the pain. But after the procedure is done, normally you're just given antibiotic or as needed, or anti-inflammatory as needed, as well. But then just after a couple of days, some people don't even feel any pain postoperatively. It can turn to be a pleasant experience.
What Is A Root Canal?
When infection or accident damages the inner part of your tooth (nerve and surrounding tissue), you may need a root canal to keep your tooth from having to be extracted. Your Sierra Dental Care dentist in Modesta, CA will numb the area around your tooth first. After you are numb, your dentist will create a small hole in your tooth to remove the damaged tissue inside. This saves you from the danger of the infection spreading and wrecking the rest of your smile.
Why You Might Need A Root Canal
Root canals remove a damaged or infected nerve and pulp from your tooth. The nerve and pulp can be damaged in a number of different ways.
- Severe Tooth Decay
- Cracked or Broken Tooth
- Repeated Fillings on the Same Tooth
Our Root Canal Treatment Is NOT Painful
Many times the nerve is so damaged that you don’t feel anything from your tooth in the first place. We provide the anesthetic to make sure that your experience is comfortable and pain-free. We can also offer inhaled sedation to help you relax fully for your procedure.
Get the Root Canal Help You Need at Sierra Dental Care
Trust your smile to the professionals at Sierra Dental Care in Modesto, CA. For painless root canal, call us today at 209-846-3961 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Takenaga. You can use our online form to schedule your appointment as well. We will reach out shortly to confirm the date and time of your desired appointment.
Dr. Takenaga has his dental degree and Master of Science Specialized Orthodontics from Loyola University in Chicago.