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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canals

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Years of experience have shown us that the best way to motivate you to keep current with your oral health care is by involving you in the process. Whether you have complex dental needs or just want a healthier smile, we are here to provide all the information you need to make a confident decision about your treatment. 

We strongly encourage you to ask any question that's on your mind. Your questions help us understand your concerns so we can tailor your treatment to meet your unique needs.

Here are a few of the questions we frequently hear, but you probably have some of your own. Please don't hesitate to call us at (859) 277-1189 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

Root Canals

The short answer is that getting a root canal doesn’t hurt; it’s the infection inside your tooth that is painful, and root canal therapy removes the infected material, thereby relieving your pain. A root canal is also an essential procedure that’s needed to save an infected or severely decayed tooth from extraction.

At Garden Springs Dental, we perform comfortable root canals for our Lexington, KY patients. Many of them even comment that the procedure was more comfortable than they imagined it could be!

One reason we can accomplish this is that our caring dental team makes your comfort a priority, regardless of the treatment we provide. We want you to see how great it can feel to know your teeth and gums are healthy, so it’s important to us that you don’t hesitate to turn to us when you have a problem like an infected tooth and a throbbing toothache.

Dr. Chris Davis and Dr. Gregory Edens, Jr. have decades of experience between them and utilize the very latest in digital imaging technology. Using diagnostic tools like digital and panoramic x-rays that allow them to see the inside of your tooth in great detail, they can plan the most efficient procedure to remove the painful infection.

If you have a toothache, a raised bump on your gums, or a bad taste in your mouth, you may be experiencing the signs of an infected tooth. You may need a root canal, call our Lexington, KY dental office.

Man with Tooth Pain | Garden Springs DentalThe answer is that you won’t know if you need a root canal until you make an appointment at Garden Springs Dental. Dr. Davis will perform a thorough exam and take x-rays to determine what the problem is and whether or not root canal treatment (endodontics) is needed.

Why We Perform Root Canals

A tooth often needs a root canal as a result of an untreated cavity, injury to the tooth, or prior dental work. The first symptom most people notice is severe pain; however, not all root canal infections involve pain. We recommend dental exams every six months because they allow us to detect and treat problems like infected root canals long before they cause you pain.

Root canal treatment is not nearly as complicated or difficult as you may believe. Updated techniques and technology combined with supportive care and soothing nitrous oxide make the procedure absolutely nothing to fear. In fact, you should view a root canal as your ticket to relief because that’s exactly what it is.

Dr. Davis will remove all infected material, fill the root canals, and seal the tooth. If we don’t eliminate the infection, your pain will worsen and continue, and you will likely lose the tooth.

Gentle Root Canals in Lexington KY

If you are in pain, please call Garden Springs Dental. Dr. Davis has over 20 years of experience performing comfortable root canals in Lexington, KY and he can help you too. 

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