Now that you are scheduled for a root canal appointment, the biggest concerns patients have is how much time it will consume. You will need to sit and talk to your doctor about whether the procedure can be addressed in one sitting or requires two or more sittings.
Usually, it takes two visits 1 to 3 weeks apart. The first appointment is for cleaning and filling while medicating the tooth to prevent bacteria from coming back. Still, at times they are done within one day once again, depending on the intensity of the infection.
It normally takes 30 to 60 minutes for a procedure to finish. The pain usually subsides after the first appointment; the second appointment focuses primarily on cleaning, disinfection, and permanently sealing the tooth.
The extent of time it takes for a root canal treatment also depends on where the infection is located in your mouth. If the infection is on the front teeth, it is easy for the doctor to perform a root canal surgery versus on the far hidden molars.
The number of root canals also hinges on where the tooth is located. If it is the front tooth, it has one root; however, molars have three separate roots, and the more roots you have, the more time and care goes into the root canal.
The best approach is the one that your doctor recommends. Your doctor is the only one who can tell you which approach is better for your mouth that will help you to eliminate the bacteria from your teeth and allow you to have a healthy mouth for the long term.
Once your doctor ensures that you have a healthy mouth, you need to follow post-care at home for optimal results, such as regular brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day. Avoid chewing hard foods, smoking, and dirt from piling up in your teeth. And do not forget to take painkillers.
We know there is a shortage of trusted and qualified doctors for root canals. Most patients try to avoid getting one and would rather sulk in pain. But at Anderson Lake Dental, we ensure that our patients are first comfortable and trust us to treat their infected tooth to its perfect health.
We have the most skilled root canal specialist in our team who only want to make your pain go away. We adore your smile as much as you love it.