July 18, 2017

Due to their painful reputation root canals have long been one of the procedures most dreaded by patients when they visit their family dentist. However, modern techniques have altered the procedure so that it is much less painful. Dr. James Lesinski, family dentist in Amherst, NY, incorporates the latest techniques for a more faster, most comfortable root canal procedure.

A Painless Procedure

When your dental pulp, or the area of your tooth that contains the nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels, becomes inflamed, infected or has another issue, your dentist will most likely recommend a root canal to save the natural tooth. The modern root canal, or endodontic treatment, typically requires just one to two visits. During the procedure, the dentist removes the infected pulp and cleans and disinfects the area. Then, the area is sealed, and the tooth is restored to provide protection. With the modern instruments and techniques combined with anesthesia, you feel little to no pain. What is more, the procedures generally reduces or relieves any tooth pain you might be having.

Reasons for a Root Canal:

There are many reasons for a root canal, and it is best to discuss the matter with your family dentist, to determine if it is the right fit for your situation. Some of the most common reasons that we recommend undergoing this treatment include:

  • Tooth abscess
  • Fractured tooth
  • Decayed tooth
  • Excessive pain upon pressure
  • Swollen gums
  • Sensitivity to temperature
  • Injury
  • Infection

Your dentist will examine your offending tooth or teeth to determine whether or not a root canal is the right treatment for your issue.

Schedule an Appointment

Root canals might have a bad reputation, but they are actually relatively painless and only take a few visits to complete. Modern procedures have similar levels of inconvenience as filling a cavity. Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lesinski for an examination to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.



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