Dr. Richard Keech, DDS
A Great Dentist

Endodontics

If having a root canal isn’t your idea of a good time, we understand. Misinformation about the discomfort associated with the root canal procedure has, unfortunately, lived on for decades. However, a root canal handled by experienced and skilled professionals doesn’t have to be stressful for anyone.

At Keech Family Dentistry, your comfort is our first priority. Everyone responds differently to the procedure, so we make the effort to talk to you and take your concerns into account. When you feel confident that people who care about your needs are looking after you, it’s much easier to relax and let us work to restore your dental health.

Why You Need a Root Canal

Let’s get one thing out of the way – root canals don’t cause pain, they relieve it. Anyone who’s had a painful root canal infection knows it can be an excruciating experience. This type of intense pain is your first indication that a serious problem is brewing inside your tooth and needs to be taken care of as quickly as possible.

Inside our teeth is a space that contains the material that keeps the tooth alive. Damage to the tooth caused by injury or decay may damage the nerve and lead to infection. Without treatment, the pain of the infection will continue, and you risk losing the tooth.

You should know that the infection that makes a root canal necessary can be life-threatening without treament. The worst thing you can do is to put off treatment because of fear or anxiety.

The Root Canal Procedure

Considering the relief they bring and the positive effect they have on your oral health, the root canal procedure is actually fairly simple. During your root canal treatment, Dr. Keech uses the most updated instruments available to gently clear away any trace of infection, then cleanses and seals the tooth.

Throughout your procedure, we focus completely on your needs. We understand that you may be stressed about receiving treatment. But you can feel confident knowing that our team will be with you every step of the way to ensure your complete comfort.

If you need a little more help with your anxiety, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation. Nitrous oxide has a gentle calming effect, and in just a few moments, you’ll experience a sense of relaxation and well-being. The sensation lasts only as long as we’re administering the gas – after treatment, you’ll be able to resume your normal activities without any lingering effects.

Please Call to Arrange an Appointment

Advances in dental technology have made root canal treatment more efficient and comfortable than ever before. Using updated treatment techniques, Dr. Keech can perform root canals that reduce the amount of time you need to spend in the dental chair. You can feel confident when you entrust your oral health care to our experienced team!

Do you suspect you may need a root canal? If so, we encourage you to call us as soon as possible to arrange an appointment. If you’re in pain, give us a call and we’ll make arrangements to see you as quickly as possible.