Questions for Your Bergenfield Dentist: Are Root Canals Painful?

Oradell Dentist Serving Bergenfield, Dumont, and Oradell, New Jersey

We’ve all heard the jokes – I’d rather have a root canal – or seen how root canals are portrayed in various popular forms of entertainment. However, the truth of the matter is that root canal treatment is actually no more uncomfortable than a typical dental filling. In fact, because the nerve of the tooth is already dead when a root canal is necessary, this treatment can actually be less intense than many other general dentistry services.

All kidding aside, Bergenfield dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter understands that procedures like root canal treatment can be frightening and cause anxiety. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of root canal treatment, Dr. Perlmutter would be happy to discuss your sedation dentistry options prior to your procedure.

Sedation Dentistry Options

Dr. Perlmutter offers both oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation. Which option is best for your root canal treatment depends entirely on your specific needs.

Dr. Perlmutter is a highly trained and experienced sedation dentist. As a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), Dr. Perlmutter is uniquely equipped to assess patient discomfort and help determine which type of sedation will best reduce anxiety and help ensure the most comfortable experience.

If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry or any of the other services we offer, please contact Dumont Cosmetic Dental today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Perlmutter. Our experienced dentist proudly serves people of all ages living in Dumont, Bergenfield, Paramus, Haworth, and surrounding areas of New Jersey.

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