A Root Canal Relieves Your Pain and Saves Your Tooth
Dental decay is your tooth’s worst enemy. On the surface of your teeth, it creates cavities. But if it gets inside the soft, pulpy center of your tooth, it gets really nasty. The pulp gets infected and destroys your tooth from the inside out. Not only that, but it’s often a painful process. Fortunately, Dr. Watterson, our Jackson, MI dentist at Watterson Family Dentistry can save your tooth and relieve your pain with a root canal.Comfortable Root Canal Treatment Read Transcript
I believe that root canals have been given the medieval times version of torture in our society. I think that it's important for people to realize that sometimes root canals are necessary to fix a tooth or to solve something that is an abscess or infection. One way or the other, when we talk about nerve therapy or root canals, we want that person to be comfortable during their treatment. Just as if they were having anything else done, we want them to be comfortable—that’s paramount. With advances in technology and the different materials and techniques that we have to offer, this root canal therapy today is so much different than the root canal therapy of yesterday and yesteryear. That allows us to keep people comfortable, have great outcomes, and allow people to keep their teeth and natural teeth much longer into the future.
Root canals have gotten a scary reputation, but they aren’t bad. At Watterson Family Dentistry, we use state-of-the-art dental technology that makes root canals quicker and easier.
If you’ve got a toothache and think you may need a root canal, call Dr. Watterson at 517-888-0021 now.
Dr. Watterson took his undergraduate studies at Indiana’s Taylor University and Spring Arbor University. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the notable University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
We’ll Ensure Your Root Canal Is No Big Deal
There’s no need to worry about a root canal. Dr. Scott Watterson has performed lots of them in his nearly 20 years as a dentist.
We also use the latest high-tech tools to ensure your procedure goes well. For example, Dr. Watterson will use our Galileos 3D imaging system to check out the “canals” inside your tooth before he opens it up to clean out the infection. Knowing the location and size of the canals keeps your procedure predictable and minimizes the chance complications will occur.
We’ll Keep You Comfortable During Your Root Canal
As with any procedure in our Jackson, MI dentist office, we want you to be comfortable during your root canal. While you’re in our chair, we’ll offer you amenities like:
- A neck pillow
- A cozy blanket
We’ll thoroughly numb your mouth with local anesthesia. And if you’re still feeling nervous about your root canal, we can also offer you dental sedation. You can choose nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” for a mild euphoric effect or oral sedation for a deeper level of relaxation. We’re the only dental practice in Jackson, MI that offers oral sedation.