Keep Your Smile Safe In Ruston With A Root Canal
Root canals have a reputation that doesn’t do them justice. At Patrick Stuckey, D.D.S., we want to challenge that bad reputation. When it comes down to having a root canal vs. pulling a tooth, your best bet is usually the option that will preserve your tooth. And when you choose a Ruston, LA dentist like Dr. Stuckey, you choose expert care and compassion. We’ll work hard to get you out of pain and keep your natural tooth.Dr. Stuckey on root canals Read Transcript
Root canals have a bad reputation, but things have advanced drastically in the last several years. They're much quicker now. We have more anesthetics that we have available to us to use. It's a much more comfortable experience than it was in the past, and it's great to be able to do a root canal on someone that's in excruciating pain and have them walk out of the office with a smile on their face.
You may wonder why we focus so much on protecting your tooth. Root canal therapy is an ideal option for several reasons:
- You could save money by paying for just one procedure rather than an extraction and tooth replacement
- You should have an easier recovery than you would if we removed your entire tooth
- You won’t experience the trauma of losing an adult tooth or the bone loss that follows
- Your remaining teeth won’t be able to move into the empty space left by an extraction
- You can keep your beautiful, natural smile
Put an end to your toothaches and keep your smile happy and healthy. Call us today at 318-255-8648 to book an appointment. If your toothache is an emergency, ask us about a same-day appointment.
Get An Expert Opinion On Your Mouth Pain
You may wonder when root canal therapy is necessary as opposed to getting a filling or other restorative dental procedure. Typically, we provide this service when the pulp of a tooth has become inflamed or infected. This is actually the true source of pain – not the procedure!
We always numb your mouth before we do anything to make sure you’re completely comfortable. If you’re still nervous, ask us about inhaled sedation. It’s a totally safe way to calm any dental anxiety you may feel.
The root canal procedure itself is a three-step process:
- Removing the decay and dead tooth pulp
- Filling the remaining space with material to prevent a re-infection
- Placing a same-day dental crown to cap it off, providing protection for your tooth and hiding any sign of dental work from view
Get out of pain and into a beautiful, functional smile with a root canal from Patrick Stuckey, D.D.S.. Call us today at 318-255-8648.