How can you help me relax during a root canal?
If you are feeling anxious about having a root canal, we can tell you that there’s nothing to worry about! The professional team at Oak Family Dental is trained to take special care to keep our patients comfortable during procedures like a root canal.
It’s true that root canals have gained a pretty harsh reputation over the years. But we’re fortunate to have access to new techniques and materials that make root canals straightforward and stress-free.
Your comfort is our top priority, and if you’re stressed about the procedure, we need to address your concerns. Our experienced doctors have performed many root canals, and their gentle touch has helped lots of our patients have treatment with little or no discomfort whatsoever.
Sedation Dentistry Options
We also offer sedation options that will keep you calm and comfortable. First, the area we’re treating will be numbed completely so you will not feel anything. We can help calm your nerves with nitrous oxide (laughing gas), a mild, but very effective form of sedation. All you have to do is breathe, and you will immediately feel drowsy and relaxed.
If you have significant anxiety, our doctors can prescribe a mild sedative to be taken at home before your appointment. That way, you will already feel calm when you arrive at our office. By combining oral sedation with nitrous oxide, we can provide you with a truly stress-free root canal.
Please don’t put off root canal treatment due to anxiety and worry. This is a very important procedure that is needed to save your tooth and protect your oral health. Contact our Metairie dental office, and we will be happy to answer any questions you have about our stress-free root canals.