No one likes to hear that they need a root canal in order to save a badly decayed or damaged tooth. But when you look at the big picture, this one procedure can allow you to keep your natural teeth, which is better for your oral health in the long run. And at A Perfect Smile, we’re able to provide a holistic approach to comfortable root canal procedures that can be completed in just a single visit!
It’s possible thanks to state-of-the-art technology, and Dr. Nelson’s extensive expertise and care for his patients’ overall wellness. If you’re living with dental sensitivity or a severe toothache, it’s time to do something about it. And our compassionate staff can help!
Read on to learn more about root canal procedures in our Falmouth, ME office. Then, give us a call at (207) 536-3508 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nelson.
What Is A Root Canal?
In order to fully understand how A Perfect Smile does things differently from other practices, it’s helpful to know what the treatment entails. When a tooth becomes badly decayed or experiences trauma due to an accident, it can damage the nerves inside your tooth and lead to an infection. The infection can cause the tooth to abscess, which left untreated could cause such extensive damage that the tooth needs to be removed.
A root canal procedure aims to clear the tooth of infected tissue. To do this, the tooth is first thoroughly numbed to ensure your comfort. Then, the dentist carefully removes infected tissue and fills the tooth’s inner canal with an inert material. Finally, the dentist will restore the tooth with a filling or a dental crown. In many practices, it can take weeks for a permanent dental crown to be made. This requires the patient to come back for a follow-up appointment after the actual root canal procedure.
How Does A Perfect Smile Provide Root Canals In One Day?
Dr. Nelson has decades of experience performing root canals and improving the health of teeth with dental restorations. He has completed many courses of continuing education, including one-visit root canals and precision-fit dental crowns and bridges.
When it comes to providing our patients with custom-made dental crowns, A Perfect Smile uses zirconia and e.max ceramic. This results in a restoration that effectively protects your tooth from future infection following a root canal.
We’re proud to office same-day root canals because it saves you the stress of a second appointment. But you’ll also feel great about the quality of your root canal procedure because first and foremost, we strive to provides excellent results that last for years.
How Does A Perfect Smile Make Root Canals More Comfortable?
In addition to abiding by our patient-first philosophy, we aim to provide holistic care in a comfortable setting. A lot of this starts with Dr. Nelson, who has a naturally calm and reassuring demeanor, as well as a gentle hand. He’s passionate about yoga and even encourages deep breathing as a means to help patients relax before a procedure.
Beyond that, our physical space is probably unlike any other dental practice you’ve been in. In fact, some prefer to describe our office as a “dental spa!” That’s because it’s filled with natural light and stocked with a coffee bar and freshly baked cookies. We’d be happy to help ease tension with a paraffin hand wand treatment or a warm towel. Plus, since distraction can also be effective at relieving stress, you can watch your favorite TV show while we work.
It probably comes as no surprise that Dr. Nelson built up a team of dental professionals in his practice who are similarly calm and dedicated to patient comfort. If you have any questions about anything, just ask. That includes questions about paying for your treatment.
We don’t think that you should experience undue stress about the financial aspect of your dental care. That’s why we’ve established a flexible set of payment options. We even work with CareCredit to provide low-interest and no-interest payment plans for those who qualify.
Experience Our Holistic Approach To Comfortable Root Canals
Your oral health affects and reflects your overall wellness! That’s why if you suspect you have a badly infected tooth, it’s important to take action quickly. Call A Perfect Smile at (207) 536-3508 to set up a consultation with Dr. Nelson. You can also request an appointment by filling out our easy-to-use online form.
We’ll help eradicate infection and alleviate pain so you can get back to enjoying life again.