Root Canals

Sometimes when patients even hear the phrase ‘root canal’, they assume ii is a painful experience. The reason is that in times past the procedure did involve a high level of discomfort. Yet. colorful stories of root canals have endured as popular dental folk lore.
Rest assured… root canals performed at the office of Craig Conrow DDS are quick and painless.

Palm Desert Root Canals

Conrow Dental approaches root canals from a unique perspective. Instead of simply taking the nominal method, our practice incorporates strategies from other medical disciplines. In this way we are able to put effective medical insights to use for each of our patients. Our meticulous attention to detail during root canal treatments ensures that patients avoid future problems. Although all root canals involve some of the same basic concepts, there are a variety of nuances that can be overlooked.

Common Root Canal Questions

Patients often have questions concerning root canal procedures. Here are some of the most common ones and their answers.

Q: What ls a root canal?
A: In cases of severe tooth decay, bacteria gains access to the root of the tooth where the nerve is located. The best way to save the tooth is to remove the infected nerve and any decaying pulp so that the bacteria does not spread completely. After this occurs, the dentist will clean the tooth, make sure that ii is structurally sound, and seal the tooth to prevent future damage. This dental technique is known as a root canal.
Q: Why not Just remove the tooth instead of having a root canal?
A: Preserving natural teeth is always the best approach. When teeth are missing/ the alignment and strength of teeth suffer. Additionally, the patient’s ability to eat and drink normally are compromised when teeth are missing. Even when the patient opts for a dental implant, the synthetic tooth will never completely match the natural feel of one’s own teeth.
Q: How Is the pain during a root canal procedure mitigated?
A: Great dentists use a variety of anesthetics, methods, and technologies to completely remove any pain during the procedure. Usually the target area is anesthetized  and in some cases patients opt to be sedated.