Do Root Canals Hurt?

root canal, Venincasa Dental, toothache, tooth pain, Dallas dentistWe have all heard the jokes and references to root canals. I suppose that dentists have done more to contribute to this than anyone else. Historically, we have not done a very good job at either educating the public on the truths of this procedure or we have not done a very good job at comforting the patient during the procedure.

I suppose many dentists are too busy to explain very much about the procedure. I suppose that dental office staff is also perhaps too busy to fully explain this root canal procedure to patients. Perhaps also patients are too anxious about the procedure to even comprehend or recall any information offered to them on the procedure.

Moreover, dentists and their staff at many practices may not have the time or priority to tend to their patient’s comfort. This fully depends upon the business model and principles of the practice itself. Some practices may focus more on a business model, others may focus more on treating multiple patients at the same time, others may focus more on profitability, others may focus more on managing the discount insurance programs, and other dental practices may have other priorities.

Smiling Woman, dentist, root canalI am here to tell you that root canal procedures do not have to hurt. Many of these procedures may create very little or no discomfort at all. We have witnessed our patients sleeping through the root canal procedure. When managed properly, these procedures can be very tolerable. We see this over and over. Our priority is the patient. My practice is not owned by a corporate nor retail entity. My practice is not pressured by a board of directors nor by stockholders to maximize profits or distributions. My practice is not strapped by discount insurance programs that squeeze our fees causing business pressures which may distract from the priority of patients and their needs.

Instead, we have a traditional dentist-owned family practice which truly does focus on patients and their needs. No, root canal procedures do not have to hurt! We invite you to peruse our website to find out more about us, we invite you to contact us for an appointment at (972) 250-2580 or by any other means you see available within this web page.

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