Like most people, you probably don't get a positive feeling when you think about having root canal treatment. Many people feel the same way, so that reaction is completely understandable. But we know that in the skilled hands of Dr. Luderitz, a root canal doesn’t have to be stressful for anyone.
We believe that all it takes to have a stress-free dental experience is a team of skilled professionals who make your comfort and well-being a priority. We’re proud of the reputation we've earned with our patients for performing efficient, comfortable root canal treatment.We want to be your partner in dental care, and you will be kept informed about every part of your treatment.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
If you’ve ever had a root canal infection, you know that it can be a very painful experience. The intense pain you feel is a sign that something serious is going on inside your tooth that needs to be taken care of immediately.
Deep inside your tooth is a space that contains dental pulp and the nerve that keeps your tooth alive. Damage to the tooth caused by injury or decay may damage the nerve and lead to infection. If we don’t treat the infection, the pain will continue, and you may end up losing the tooth.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
During your root canal treatment, Dr. Luderitz uses special instruments to carefully remove any trace of infection. When he’s certain that the infection is cleared away, he will cleanse and seal the tooth.
If the extent of your infection is serious, he may decide to use medication or an antibiotic. In most cases, we recommend a dental crown following root canal treatment to strengthen the tooth and protect it from further damage.
Most root canals are straightforward, but situations do occur where we need to call in a specialist to make sure you get the most appropriate type of care. In this case, we will recommend an endodontist, whose specialty is performing root canals.
Comfortable, Stress-Free Care
Dr. Luderitz and our team understand that important treatments like root canals can cause anxiety for lots of people. We want you to feel completely comfortable during treatment, and we have solutions that make your treatment easy and stress-free. If you experience anxiety, we can talk to you about our comfortable sedation options. Our goal is to support you in every way we can so you can get the treatment you need.
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Using updated root canal treatment techniques, we can perform efficient root canals that reduce the amount of time you need to spend in the dental chair. You can feel confident when you entrust your oral health care to our experienced team!