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When it comes to your dental care, you have a right to ask questions. At Bonita Grande Dental, we believe that the only silly question is the one that goes unasked. You're not expected to be an expert in your dental care – that's our job! But there are often decisions to be made about certain treatments where you need to feel like you can turn to a trusted source who has your best interest at heart.
Patient education plays a huge part in the services we provide, and we take the time to thoroughly answer your questions while you're in our office. But there's always one more question that comes to you, so we've listed a few that we tend to hear more often. If yours isn't listed here, please don't hesitate to contact us, and a helpful member of our team will do everything possible to help you find the answer you need.
This is an excellent question because we’d like to dispel any ideas that you might have that getting a root canal is painful. In truth, even with older techniques used decades ago, it wasn’t so much the procedure that caused the greatest discomfort—it was the pain of the infection. Since the goal of root canal treatment at our Bonita Springs dental office is to remove the infection, the procedure also eliminates your pain.
If you have a painful root canal infection that we’re treating, the first step is for Dr. Gostigian to apply a local anesthetic to the area. This will numb the area completely, and the first thing you will notice is blissful relief! The pain is gone!
But years of conditioning have left many people with fears about the procedure, so we offer comfortable dentistry at Bonita Grande Dental. We offer sedation options like nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation that will take the edge off your anxiety. Our team will also pamper you with soothing music, pillows, blankets, and even warm scented towels after your procedure.
With this combination of sedation dentistry and attention to your needs, we strive to provide you with the most stress-free root canal treatment in Bonita Springs that you can imagine.
If you need to schedule a root canal in Bonita Springs but are anxious about the procedure, please call Dr. Gostigian. We’ll make an appointment to see you as soon as possible to get you the comfortable treatment you need.
If you need root canal treatment, you may not notice any symptoms at first, depending on the extent of the infection. In the earliest stages, only Dr. Gostigian can identify the problem by taking an x-ray of the tooth. That’s why we stress the importance of routine dental visits every six months!
Once the infection advances to a certain point, you will experience intense pain that continues to worsen. Other common signs that you need a root canal in Bonita Springs, FL are:
- Sore or tender gums
- Prolonged tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
- Extreme tooth sensitivity when touched
- A pimple or raised bump on the gums
But again, not everyone will have these symptoms, or they may be so subtle that you don’t notice them. When we see you at Bonita Grande Dental for routine dental exams and cleanings, Dr. Gostigian can stay up to date with what’s happening with your oral health. When he finds and treats small cavities early on, he can help you avoid the discomfort and cost of a more complex procedure such as a root canal.
If it’s time for your routine dental exam and cleaning, or you think you need a root canal dentist in Bonita Springs, FL, please call Dr. Michael Gostigian to arrange an appointment.