Root Canals in New Orleans
Reduce Tooth Discomfort with Our Advanced Dentistry
Though you might cringe when you hear your dentist recommend a root canal, advances in dentistry treatments can make this process a surprisingly painless experience. Root canals maintain their bad rap thanks to the extreme discomfort caused by the conditions they treat. Alleviate your dental anxieties by consulting with our compassionate New Orleans dentist today. Our team at James A. Campo, DDS prioritizes patient comfort through all our dental procedures.
Contact James A. Campo, DDS at (504) 264-6046 to schedule a thorough exam.
Root Canals in a Calm & Relaxing Environment
Before we operate on your tooth, the tooth and surrounding area are numbed completely. Patients who experience anxiety during dental procedures may request further medical intervention to keep comfortable and at peace while we work. We may recommend wearing headphones to listen to calming music or an entertaining audiobook to keep your mind occupied during the procedure.
During the procedure:
- A small hole is made in the top of your tooth
- Through this hole, the infected pulp is removed
- Medicine is administered to stop infection and clear out bacteria
- The tooth is re-filled with a rubbery material to seal it
- The tooth is temporarily protected to allow your mouth a chance to heal
- A crown is placed on the treated tooth at a follow-up appointment
If you have ever had a filling, the root canal process is somewhat similar. The difference between a filling and a root canal is that the infection, which remains in the enamel in the case of a cavity, has spread to the root and often to the gum beneath. An infection of this nature should be promptly treated, for it can lead to other widespread health problems if the bacteria continues to spread.
Alleviate your fears about root canals by discussing your options and the process with our informative New Orleans dentist. Contact our office at (504) 264-6046 to schedule a consultation.