Glendale Root Canal Dentist Answers Patient Questions About Root Canal Therapy

Written by Dr. McKay on Jul 29, 2014

Have you ever heard someone say “Ugh, I really don’t want to do that; I’d rather have a root canal!” This common saying illustrates how anxiety-producing and scary root canal treatment can be for some patients. However, our Glendale root canal dentists are here to tell you that this treatment is not as frightening as it may first appear. If you want to learn more, take a look through this question and answer session with our dental team…

Q: I have been told that I need root canal treatment, but I don’t understand why. What is wrong with my tooth?

A: If you have been told by a dentist that you require root canal treatment, then it is likely that the inner core of your tooth is somehow damaged or infected. The purpose of root canal therapy is to clear away the inner dental pulp of a damaged tooth, so that the healthy portions of the tooth can be saved.

Q: How serious is root canal therapy?

A: If you require root canal treatment it does indicate that you have a serious dental issue that needs to be treated in a timely manner. But don’t worry; although root canal therapy is an imperative treatment for many patients, the actual treatment process for root canal therapy is actually quite streamlined and straightforward (thanks to the marvels of modern dentistry).

Q: How long does it take a dentist to complete root canal therapy?

A: Generally root canal treatment can be completed in one dental appointment, and you can expect to be in the dentist’s chair for an hour or two. The specific length of your appointment/number of appointments may vary depending on the extent of your infection and the health of your smile.

Our Glendale root canal dentist office helps patients of all ages reclaim oral health with root canal therapy!