Sometimes, people must have a root canal in order to save a tooth. The tooth may be damaged, broken or infected. Many people think of a root canal as a long, painful procedure. Advancements in technology have made the procedure shorter and less painful.
If you need a Root Canal in Grand Island NE, call Shay McGowan. Dr. McGowan dedicates his practice to making sure clients have a beautiful, natural-looking smile. The root canal procedure starts by numbing the affected tooth. The unhealthy nerves in the center of the tooth are removed. Further, all the canals located in the roots are cleaned and sealed. Dr. McGowan recommends that a crown be placed on the tooth, following the root canal in Grand Island NE. The tooth is more brittle following the procedure and is more likely to break. The tooth may also change in color.
Periodontal disease affects some eighty percent of adults. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection in the pockets around teeth. Signs and symptoms of gum disease include:
- flossing or brushing teeth causes gums to bleed
- red, swollen or tender gums
- teeth that are loose and change position
- changes in the way your partial dentures fit
- bad breath or bad taste in mouth
Dr. McGowan recommends laser treatment for patients with periodontal disease. The laser treatment reduces and kills bacteria. When the teeth are cleaned, some areas will bleed. Blood carries bacteria from the mouth to other parts of the body. This is dangerous for patients with damaged heart valves or artificial limbs. Further, decontamination prevents cross contamination of infection in one area of the mouth to another area. Laser decontamination kills periodontal disease bacteria and prevents infections in the mouth. Unfortunately, dental insurance does not pay for laser decontamination.
If you’ve been resisting a root canal procedure in Grand Island NE, Dr. McGowan will make you comfortable. The office practices sedation dentistry because they are aware many patients are afraid. Advances in sedation dentistry mean that a patient takes one pill before bedtime, and another one-hour before the appointment. This is an improvement over IV sedation dentistry. If you have been resisting a dental check-up, call our office today.