Save Your Teeth With Root Canals in Dallas, TX
Root canals tend to strike fear into those who need them. But they really shouldn’t, given they often get you out of pain. Dallas, TX dentist Dr. Cary Shatto has performed countless root canal procedures in his 25-plus years as a dentist. You’ll experience little if any discomfort following your procedure.Doctor Cary Shatto on Root Canals Read Transcript
We do a lot of root canal therapy, and root canal therapy has got a bad rap. I'm telling you, it's not as bad as you might think. Well, one thing is, we definitely have the nitrous oxide, laughing gas. We use that to help relax you, or we can actually write a prescription to give you some oral sedation that really helps. But my passion is to get a patient out of pain, make them feel better.
Usually, that first visit, we accomplish that, and that's really rewarding to me. Then we bring the patient back and we finish that root canal, and make that tooth back to its original condition.
Root canal therapy:
- Relieves pain caused by infection in your tooth
- Stops infection from spreading to other areas of your mouth or even elsewhere in your body
- Preserves your tooth structure, helping other teeth stay in place and eliminating the need for a tooth replacement like a dental implant
- Keeps your jaw strong and healthy by avoiding the bone shrinkage that occurs after the loss of a tooth
There’s no need for fear. Call 214-360-7261 for an appointment.
Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy
How do you know if you need root canal therapy? You’ll need to be examined by Dr. Cary Shatto to know for sure. You should see us ASAP if your tooth hurts.
You’ll also want to see us if you’re experiencing any of these other symptoms:
- Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
- Tooth that has become dark or discolored
- Pain in a tooth when chewing food
Stay Comfortable With Sedation During Your Root Canal Procedure
We thoroughly numb your mouth with local anesthesia so you won’t feel anything. While a root canal procedure is rarely any more uncomfortable than other dental procedures, it can take longer than some treatments. Dental sedation can help you remain relaxed during the entire procedure.
You can choose from two safe forms of sedation:
- Inhaled sedation, or laughing gas, which is administered through a small mask you wear over your nose. It wears off so quickly, you can even drive yourself home after a procedure.
- Oral sedative, which you take before your appointment so you’ll arrive already relaxed.
Root canals don’t have to be scary. Call American Family Dental at 214-360-7261. You’ll find our office in northeast Dallas, TX, near the L Streets and Lake Highlands neighborhoods.