Root canals have an undeserved reputation for being painful procedures. In fact, they allow dentists to save a failing natural tooth, rather than having to extract it. They’re also pain-free, thanks to local numbing medications. But many people still have anxiety about dental treatments in general and root canal procedures in particular. That’s why dentists often recommend sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry is definitely appropriate for root canal patients. Different medications can be used to achieve a mild, moderate, or deep level of sedation. Your dentist will work with you to identify the most appropriate option for you. You’ll also need to disclose your full health history to make sure the medications are safe for you to use.
You’ll find a full menu of services at Park 56 Dental, including comfortable, pain-free root canals with sedation dentistry. If you’ve been told you need a root canal procedure and you live in NYC, give us a call today at (646) 783-3529.