Sarasota Dental Arts

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canals

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At Sarasota Dental Arts, we welcome your questions! Being informed is absolutely necessary for making good decisions about your healthcare. During your appointment, Dr. Aygen will sit down with you and discuss any conditions you have and the treatments we recommend, making sure you understand your care and approve before we begin.

If you find that you have questions about our practice, your dental health, and the services we offer in between appointments, check out the questions listed here on our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question isn’t answered here or you would like more information, go ahead and give us a call or send us an email using the convenient online form on our Contact page. We’re happy to answer your questions and give you the information you need!

Root Canals

A common concern for patients is if root canal therapy is painful? The answer is no. The procedure itself is not painful, but if you have been diagnosed as needing a root canal, it is likely that you are experiencing pain. This is probably because your tooth is infected and it is often the reason why root canals are associated with pain.

A root canal actually removes infected tissue from inside your tooth and helps to preserve your natural tooth structure. Modern dentistry has made many advances with this procedure and Dr. Aygen uses rotary endodontic tools to ensure your comfort during root canal therapy. These tools are more flexible, which makes treatment more comfortable for our patients, and they are electric, which means they are quieter and can complete the procedure more efficiently.

If you still have concerns or anxiety about your root canal procedure, Dr. Aygen can discuss options for dental sedation with you.

If you have a tooth that is infected, it's important not to delay your treatment since the infection can spread, affect neighboring teeth, and result in tooth loss. Give Sarasota Dental Arts a call today to learn more about root canals in Sarasota.

Often, a painful toothache is the first indication patients have that something is seriously wrong. If you are experiencing any dental pain, please call our office immediately so that we can evaluate you to treat and relieve your pain!

Root Canal Symptoms | Sarasota FL DenturesEarly signs of an infection

When possible, however, we prefer to catch an infection or other problem developing in your tooth long before it ever causes you any pain. Some signs that may indicate that something is wrong include: increased sensitivity, swelling in the gums, a pimple-like lesion, or darkening of the tooth. If you have noticed any of these signs, schedule a visit so that we can check it out and see what’s going on.

Routine visits to our office for examinations and cleanings will also help us detect problems before they cause you pain. Dr. Aygen will look carefully for any signs of a developing problem, and infections and other issues that require root canal therapy can be spotted using dental x-rays. Patients are often surprised to hear that they need a root canal because they haven’t experienced any pain yet, but we want to prevent pain for our patients whenever we can.

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If you have noticed any worrisome symptoms – or you are due for a cleaning and examination – please call our Sarasota dental office today! 

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