We know that root canal therapy doesn’t have a great reputation. It’s associated with pain and discomfort, but maybe that assessment is a bit unfair. Under the care of a highly skilled dentist, it’s possible to experience a more comfortable root canal!
That’s the kind of care you’ll find at Bell Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH. We’ve invested in state-of-the-art technology that will help you enjoy gentler, more precise treatment. And our compassionate staff will go the extra mile to provide you with amenities to make your visit as pleasant as possible.
We also offer dental sedation to further minimize stress and discomfort! In fact, some people say that when performed correctly, a root canal procedure is no more painful than getting a filling!
Read on for some of the ways we can make your root canal procedure a comfortable experience.
If you’ve been putting off a necessary root canal because you’re worried about discomfort, give us a call at 513-802-9440.
Our talented dentists and caring staff with help put you at ease. Root canal therapy can eradicate toothache, save your natural tooth, and restore its health. Plus, it can prevent infection and extraction down the road — saving you stress and money in the long run!
Dental Sedation During Root Canal Procedures
From the time you sit down in the dental chair before your root canal procedure, we take extra measures to ensure your comfort. For example, most dentists will numb your mouth before the dental work begins using a traditional dental syringe.
But at Bell Dental Group, we use a computer-assisted anesthesia delivery system to make this part of your procedure more accurate and minimize pain.
On top of using technology to make anesthesia delivery more comfortable, we also offer two forms of dental sedation. Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to affect the way you experience your procedure.
Dental sedation is a great choice for patients with intense anxiety surrounding their dental treatment, but we also often recommend it for folks undergoing more involved procedures or extensive dental work.
We offer the following forms of dental sedation:
- Nitrous oxide. This fast-acting form of dental sedation is perhaps more commonly known as “laughing gas.” It’s administered through a small mask, which we place over your nose. Within a few deep breaths, you’ll feel a mild sense of euphoria.
- Oral conscious sedation. This is a deeper form of dental sedation than nitrous oxide. When you opt for oral sedation, we’ll prescribe a pill that you’ll take a set amount of time before your procedure. You might feel a bit drowsy, but ultimately, you’ll be ready for your dental work.
It’s important to note that the effects of oral conscious sedation can last longer than your dental procedure, so you’ll want to arrange a ride to and from our office.
If you decide that dental sedation isn’t right for you, you’ll still be able to enjoy the other comfort amenities we offer. Our caring team of dental professionals understands that even just stepping foot into a dental office can be scary and stress-inducing for some people.
That’s why we’ve built up a list of comfort options you can choose from, whether you’re visiting Bell Dental Group for a root canal or are just here for a routine checkup and cleaning.
The comfort amenities we can provide include:
- TVs and headphones in every care room. This allows you to enjoy a movie or your favorite music while we work!
- Refreshments at our coffee and drink station in the reception area.
- Soft neck pillows to support your head during your appointment.
- Warm blankets to shield you from the air conditioning if you get cold.
Stress-Free Payment Options
We also understand that part of the stress you may experience surrounding your root canal is payment. At Bell Dental Group, we don’t think anyone should have to forego proper dental care because they’re worried about the financial aspect of it.
That’s why we accept most major dental insurances, cash, and all major credit cards. We can also help you file insurance claims, so that’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about!
Experience A More Comfortable Root Canal
Let us challenge your assumptions about what a root canal can be. You’ll be able to relax in the care of our highly skilled and experienced dentists, who will gently remove infected tissue and restore the health of your tooth! Plus, we replace the infected dental pulp with an inert material that will prevent future infection.
When all is said and done, you’ll be able to walk out of our office with a healthy smile you’ll be proud to show off.