Stress-Free Root Canals in Columbia, IL
It's no secret to us that most people dread the thought of having a root canal!
We are sympathetic to your concerns, which is why we do everything possible to ensure that your treatment is as efficient, comfortable, and stress-free as possible.
You may have had a painful root canal infection in the past, and all you remember is the pain. But it's important to remember that the tooth pain is not the result of the procedure, it's the result of the infection. The moment the local anesthesia takes effect, you will experience immediate relief.
Root Canals Preserve Teeth
A root canal is needed when you are in imminent danger of losing the tooth due to serious decay and infection. As we learn more about the connection between oral health and overall health, preserving the structure and integrity of existing teeth becomes critical for maintaining your general well being.
We need to perform a root canal when decay and disease penetrate the innermost portion of your tooth. During the procedure, Dr. Workman uses state-of-the-art rotary endodontic technology to skillfully remove any infected tissue from inside the root or roots of the tooth. Then the canals inside the roots of the tooth are cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. In most cases, a dental crown will be recommended to protect and strengthen the tooth.
Root canal therapy is vitally important for protecting your oral health. Avoiding treatment because of fear about the procedure may be understandable. But an infected root canal that goes untreated will just lead to more complicated problems, including tooth loss.
Your Comfort Is Our First Priority
If you are anxious about the procedure, you'll be happy to know that your treatment is being handled by a dental team that understands your concerns and is dedicated to treating you with gentle, compassionate care. Dr. Steven Workman has been performing stress-free root canals for 10 years, and he understands the importance of gentle treatment.
Over the years, we've gained the experience necessary to understand that each of our patients has unique needs. We will listen to your concerns and do whatever it takes to ensure a comfortable procedure.
If dental anxiety is a problem, we can provide you with relaxing nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation to keep you calm throughout treatment. You can count on our team to be with you throughout your root canal therapy to support and encourage you.
We Treat You Like Family
You are much more likely to pursue important dental treatment like root canals when you are familiar with those who provide your care. Our focus is on building a long-term relationship with you so that you feel comfortable and secure with us when it’s necessary to address a more serious problem like root canal infection.
If you are in pain, please contact our Columbia, IL dental office. Our extended hours mean that there is almost always time to accommodate emergency patients the same day to provide you with the relief you need.