Root Canal FAQ
Root canals are common procedures our dentist office Parker CO treats. Here are some of the root canal frequently asked questions we get from patients in need of this procedure.
Why does my tooth still hurt if my tooth is dead?
When the pulp tissue inside the tooth is necrotic (dead), the discomfort is no longer caused by inflamed tissue inside the tooth, but rather by inflammatory activity in the bone around the tooth. Necrotic pulp tissue inside the tooth must be removed to eliminate the source of inflammation in the bone around the tooth, explains Dr. Beth Herko, an emergency dentist New Providence NJ.
How long does the root canal procedure take and how many visits do I need?
The appointment times and visits may vary depending on the difficulty of treatment and the specific needs of the patient. Root canal Parker CO treatment will most often be completed in one to two visits, each lasting 60 to 90 minutes.
Why is this going to have to be done in two visits?
Typically, root canal specialists like Dr. Chris Green, will complete a root canal on one visit. This is certainly more convenient. In some cases, the dentist must perform the root canal in two visits depending on various factors, including anatomy, infections, calcifications and others.
Are you offering sedation?
Yes, Green Dental Care is a sedation dentist Parker CO. We provide sedation to help ease your fears while keeping you safe and relaxed throughout your procedure.
Can I go to work after my root canal treatment?
In most cases, you may be able to return to work after a root canal. Most postoperative symptoms are mild and may require counter-analgesics. However, you will experience numbness in the treated area for 1-2 hours after endodontic treatment. If you feel that you are unable to get back to work, we would be happy to give you a doctor’s note.
Do I need to go back to my dentist for filling (permanent restoration)?
It is extremely important that you return to your dentist for the permanent restoration of your tooth unless otherwise stated by our office. Please contact your Parker CO dentist within 1-2 weeks of treatment. Your dentist will mail or e-mail a full report of your dental treatment. Failure to return to your restorative dentist may result in root canal reinfection or loss of a tooth due to breakdown.
When do I have to go back to my dentist for the final restoration?
Please contact us after 1-2 weeks. We will mail or e-mail a full report of your dental treatment to your general dentist. Failure to return to your restorative dentist may result in root canal reinfection or loss of a tooth due to breakdown.
Contact Green Dental Care
If you have been experiencing toothaches and pains, contact us! We will examine the area and determine if a root canal procedure is needed.