It’s no secret that the prospect of having root canal treatment causes significant anxiety for many people. This reaction may be the result of a past negative experience, a lack of understanding about the procedure, or both. However, advances in modern dentistry now allow us to perform root canals that are efficient and focused on your comfort.
Dr. Parikh has extensive experience in this area and has performed hundreds of successful root canals. You’ll find that his expertise, combined with our compassionate care, results in a procedure that is not nearly as complicated as you may think. In fact, many of our patients tell us that root canals with Dr. Parikh were the easiest they've ever had. Since a root canal is an important therapy that protects your overall oral health, we want you to know that it can be just as manageable as any other dental procedure.
Important Treatment That Saves Teeth
If you or someone you know has experienced a root canal infection, you know that it can be very painful. Intense pain in a tooth is always a sign that something serious is happening that needs to be addressed immediately.
The actual root canal is a natural pocket deep within your tooth, which contains soft tissue and nerves. Damage to the tooth by injury or decay can cause the nerve to become infected. If the infection is not treated, bacteria will continue to spread to surrounding tissues, and you will experience continued pain and even tooth loss.
During root canal therapy, Dr. Parikh carefully removes the damaged tissue, then gently cleans and seals the tooth. If necessary, he will use medication or an antibiotic to control the infection. In most cases, we will recommend a crown to further protect and strengthen the tooth.
Comfortable, Stress-Free Care
Dr. Parikh and our team are sensitive to the fact that dental visits for procedures like root canals can cause anxiety for many people. At Four Seasons Family Dentistry, your complete comfort is one of our top priorities, and we have solutions that will help make your treatment easy and stress-free.
We’ve worked hard to create an office environment that will put you at ease. Our friendly team will go out of their way to support you throughout your treatment. Stress-reducing amenities like pillows and warm blankets will ensure that you remain calm and comfortable during your procedure.
If you are very apprehensive about your treatment, we can also offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas), a mild form of sedation that works well for many people. It will help distance you from what’s happening around you so that you will remain completely calm during your procedure.
We Focus on Your Needs
Helping you achieve excellent oral health is our goal, and we want to make it easy for you to get the important treatment you need. Our team will do everything possible to help you feel like a valued member of our family. When you visit us for any type of treatment, you can be confident that we are respectful of your concerns and completely focused on you and your needs.
If you suspect you need a root canal, please call our East Brunswick dental office to arrange an appointment. Putting off treatment is never a good idea, as it will only result in continued discomfort and a greater potential for tooth loss. If you’re in pain, we’ll do our best to get you in for treatment as quickly as possible.