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    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

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    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

Root Canals: Relief in 3...2....1....

April 4, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. Troy Patterson Jr.
A woman sits and smiles on the beach | Metairie LA root canals

If you have ever experienced the pain of an infected root canal, you know how debilitating it can be. The pain is so severe that you can’t function and it’s hard to even think straight. At this point, all you know is that you need relief, and you need it yesterday!

The Root Canal Myth

Unfortunately, the pain is often the only thing people remember about having a root canal infection. But here’s something you should know – the only reason you are in pain is that you have an infected tooth. Even though there’s a part of you that holds onto the painful root canal myth, you know that the moment the doctor numbs the tooth, the pain is gone!

So what does this tell you? It tells you that it’s not the procedure itself that is painful; it’s the infection!

Why a Root Canal Provides Relief

If you experience a fracture, injury, or advanced decay, that affects the innermost part of your tooth, it can cause an infection and severe pain. During root canal treatment, the infected tissue is removed to eliminate your pain and save the structure of your tooth. Without a root canal, the pain will worsen, and the infection will get to a point where our only option is to remove the tooth.

Trust an Experienced Team

When you’re facing a root canal, it’s good to know you can place your trust in a team like the experienced professionals at Oak Family Dental. You will have peace of mind knowing that your care is in the best possible hands. In addition to high-quality, personalized care, we also offer comforting sedation options for a stress-free experience.

If you think you may need a root canal or you are in pain, please call our Metairie dental office, and we will get you in to see us as quickly as possible.

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