You wake up one morning with a bit of discomfort in your jaw. “That’s odd,” you think to yourself. “I must have slept on it funny or something!” As the day goes on, however, you start to realize that maybe it’s a bit more serious than that. You’re at lunch when you bite down on your food and notice a sharp pain in your tooth. This isn’t something anyone wants to experience. If you’ve found yourself in a situation like this one, a trip to a local dentist is likely going to be in your immediate future.

At Summit Family Dentistry, we strive to take great care of each and every patient who steps foot through our door. Whether you are visiting us for your annual checkup or you stop in with a toothache, you can count on us to provide you with high quality care. In today’s blog, we’d like to take a look at what it’s so vitally important to have a dentist who can take care of you no matter what issue you are facing. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from our team!

“Isn’t It Common to Get a Root Canal at the Dentist’s Office?”

A number of people who find themselves in situations like the one above might find that they need a root canal. In many instances, a root canal becomes necessary when a cavity affects the nerve of a tooth. It’s what causes such a large amount of pain. In short, the bacteria that has entered your tooth starts looking for a way to get out and it takes the point of least resistance which means heading downwards. Unfortunately that’s where it encounters your jaw bone.

When this bacteria finds that it has nowhere to go, it starts pushing your tooth upwards and the pressure starts to build like a cork in a bottle. That pressure has nowhere to go and it’s what causes the pain that people experience in situations like this.

The truth is that not every dentist’s office can handle the root canal themselves and may have to refer you to a different office to get the process started, adding to the amount of time that you’re in discomfort.

Summit Family Dentistry is Different

Our dentist, Dr. Andy Pernell, is passionate about learning as much as possible about how to take great care when offering oral care to his patients. By taking over a hundred hours of CE each year–exceeding state requirements–Dr. Andy ensures that he’s always up to date with the latest advances in dental technology. That’s why he’s also a root canal dentist who can get to the bottom of your situation and take care of everything in our office.

After all, would you rather receive a diagnosis, be sent to another dentist for a root canal, and come back to your original dentist two weeks later or have it all done by one dentist who can handle the whole situation in one office?

When you’re in need of emergency dental care, the answer is obvious. Seeking out a dentist who knows how to handle your root canal from start to finish is always the way to go.

A Note On Root Canals

If you’ve ever had a root canal before, you probably aren’t looking forward to having another one in the future. Although the process isn’t something people look forward to, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands with Dr. Andy. The key is to remember that root canal therapy isn’t the cause of your pain; instead, root canal therapy is what is going to relieve you of the pain that you’re experiencing.

It can be a tricky subject to grasp, and this is particularly true if you’ve never had this type of procedure done in the past. Fortunately for you, we have an entire page dedicated to root canals, what they are, how we treat them, and what you can expect from our office if you need to have one done. There’s even a handy infographic that shows the steps that we take to treat a tooth that’s in need of a root canal so you that you can make sure you are fully informed on the process if you prefer.

Because we absolutely understand that many people experience anxiety when they come in for an emergency dentist visit, we can offer you medication or nitrous oxide to help you relax. We strive to do everything possible to make sure that everyone gets the dental care they need regardless of their anxiety levels about the process. In short, if you’re feeling scared or uneasy, we will do everything we can to put you at ease. It’s as simple as that.

Schedule Your Visit Today

Regardless of why you choose Summit Family Dentistry–whether it’s because you’re in need of a dentist near you after a move or because you’ve read the positive reviews on Facebook and want to give us a try for yourself–we’ll be here to take great care of you. Our team is dedicated to providing patients with the best experience possible. We take great pride in going above and beyond for each and every person who sets foot in our office and we’d absolutely love to meet you.

Whether you have a toothache or just need a cleaning, we’re here to help! Schedule a visit with us today. We look forward to seeing you!