Root Canal in Port Orange

Getting A Root Canal In Port Orange Is Easy And Hassle Free At Envision Dental

Root Canal in Post Orange - Dental AnxietyRoot canal therapy is one of those things that just the thought of send chills up many people’s spines. If you’re like me, you’ve probably had just a few root canals in your life. In fact, the 2nd to last root canal I received was back in the late 90’s. Back then, dental medicine seemed archaic and antiquated to me. The drills were really noisy. The procedure seemed to take FOREVER. And I remember that it was painful. Because of that, I was terrified when I was informed that my aching tooth (a molar in my lower jaw) probably needed to have a root canal and a crown placed. Memories of my last root canal flooded my mind. I didn’t want to do it but the pain was just too much to handle. I knew I needed a root canal in Port Orange, and I knew it was going to suck.

But it’s now 2017. Dental medicine has made tremendous strides and new technology has exploded in the field of endodontics, the study of the inside of your teeth. Gone are the days of medieval tools and brutal treatment. Now, getting a root canal in Port Orange can usually be completed in about an hour and a half. And, it’s pretty painless! How do I know? I had a root canal just a couple of months ago and I was blown away at how fast, easy, and pain free it was.

My Root Canal In Port Orange

When I first entered the front lobby at Envision Dental, I was greeted by one of their friendly receptionists. I’ll admit that I thought to myself “sure, they’re just buttering me up for the pain that is sure to come.” The receptionist gave me a few forms to fill out and before I knew it, I was being led back to a super clean examination room. I noted that the office was very modern and inviting. At least I was at ease before the big procedure.

Once I was set down into the chair, I was given a set of headphones and a TV remote. Cable TV? While I get a root canal in Port Orange? Get outta here! After an x-ray was completed, Dr. Bowers explained what needed to be done to get my tooth fixed and how the procedure was going to play out. All in all, it seemed like this was not going to be so bad after all. She was extremely friendly and took great pains to make me feel at ease. Then, I was fitted with a small and comfortable nitrous oxide (commonly referred to as “laughing gas”) mask to get me ready. I’ll admit, this is when my nerves started acting up. But it was too late to turn back now. I was ready.

Root Canal in Post OrangeAbout 5-10 minutes later, Dr. Bowers came back and administered a couple of numbing shots into my mouth. Hint: this was the ONLY part of the entire procedure that caused any pain whatsoever. Look, I won’t sugarcoat things here. Getting shots anywhere in the body hurts. However, these shots weren’t so bad at all. There was a slight pressure, a little bit of stinging, and before I knew it, she was done. I rated the pain as a 2.5 on a pain scale of 1-10. I’ve had hangnails hurt way worse than this.

As soon as my mouth was numb, Dr. Bowers got right to work. There was some drilling. But this drilling was way more mild than what I remembered from the 90’s. The drill was quiet and it did not feel like it was digging through granite. From what I can remember, the whole drilling process only took what seemed to be just a few minutes.

During a root canal in Port Orange, your dentist will make a small opening in your tooth and extract bacteria, pulp, and damaged nerves. You won’t feel this because of the shots administered at the beginning of the procedure. Once that is completed, the tooth will be completely cleaned and filled with a temporary or permanent filling depending if the tooth needs a crown or not, respectively. Should a crown be required, a temporary crown will be placed over the tooth while the permanent crown is crafted. That process can take up to 2 weeks but usually it only takes about 1 week.

In my case, I got a gold crown. It was simple to fit and install, taking only about 30 minutes.

What I Recommend If You Need A Root Canal In Post Orange

Look, take it from me. Getting a root canal in Port Orange in 2017 is hassle free. There is no need to be afraid because the technique, technology, and advances in dental medicine have made the procedure much more comfortable. Honestly, the only pain I felt was when I got the shots and even then, it wasn’t all that bad. I can guarantee you that Dr. Bowers and her team at Envision Dental can make your root canal in Port Orange a positive and soothing experience.

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