Root Canals

We don’t know anyone who looks forward to having a root canal. However, we want to assure you that the bad reputation this procedure has earned is completely unwarranted! You’ll find root canal treatment provided by our compassionate team to be efficient and easy. In fact, many of our patients tell us that the procedure was the most comfortable they’ve ever experienced.

At Premier Dental, we believe that building strong, trusting relationships with our patients is the best way to provide stress-free dental care. When you visit us for any type of treatment, you can always expect to be treated like a valued member of our family. Establishing this kind of relationship makes a world of difference when it’s necessary for us to perform a procedure like root canal therapy.

Why Root Canals are Necessary

Root canals are certainly misunderstood, but there’s no question that they are essential for preserving your teeth and protecting your oral health. The pain you may experience if you have an infection in your root canal is a sign that a serious problem is developing. Without prompt treatment, there’s a good chance that you will lose the tooth. 

The root canal is actually the space inside your tooth that contains pulp and the material that keeps your tooth healthy. If this area is compromised by advanced decay, it may become infected. When this occurs, root canal therapy is necessary to preserve the tooth. 

First, we will numb the area to make sure that you are completely comfortable during the procedure. Dr. Simanovich removes the infected material using special instruments designed to streamline treatment and reduce the time you need to spend in the dental chair. The tooth is then filled, and we usually recommend placement of a dental crown to protect the tooth and restore it to full function.

Your Comfort Is Our Top Priority

It’s very common to feel anxious, but having a root canal does not need to be a stressful experience. We want you to know that our experienced team is sensitive to your feelings. During your procedure, you can be confident that we are completely focused on making sure you are comfortable.

If needed, we are happy to offer effective sedation options like nitrous oxide that will help you relax and get the treatment you need. Before we begin the procedure, we will take the time to talk to you about your concerns so we can tailor your treatment to fit your needs. 

We are committed to doing everything we can to help you achieve excellent oral health without stress or worry. If you are in pain or think you might need a root canal, we encourage you to contact our Meriden dental office as soon as possible. In emergency situations we can usually make arrangements to see you the same day to provide the relief you need and get you back on the road to a healthy smile.