Dr. Michael Franquemont

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canals

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Maintaining a beautiful smile and excellent oral health is easy when you have a trusted dental team to turn to that provides support, education, and answers all your questions thoroughly. At the dental office of Michael J. Franquemont DDS, it is crucial to us that you understand the need for treatment, so we welcome and encourage your questions. 

We have shared some of the most commonly asked questions we hear, but don't hesitate to call us at (303) 795-0066 if you need an answer you don't see here.

Root Canals

Yes! Also called nitrous oxide, this gentle form of sedation helps many of our Centennial patients who experience dental anxiety or just want a more comfortable experience.

How Nitrous Oxide Helps with your Dental Procedure

As a gas, nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and delivered through a small nasal mask. We’ll start the flow before your procedure, and you just need to sit back, relax, and breathe. Soon, you will feel a very calming, soothing sensation take you over, and the relaxing feeling will last throughout your appointment.

You will be awake and alert enough to communicate with us, but the activity around you will seem far away and won’t concern you. We will monitor you carefully to ensure that you are comfortable, and when your procedure is completed, we turn off the flow of nitrous and switch to pure oxygen.

Any drowsy sensations you felt will soon fade away, and you will leave our office feeling alert and refreshed. There’s no need for a driver to get you to and from your appointment, and you can resume your usual daily routine when you leave our office.

Sedation Dentistry in Centennial, CO

If you think nitrous oxide could benefit you at your next appointment, please let us know. Your comfort is our priority, and sedation with nitrous oxide at our Centennial dental office can help.

No, a root canal is not painful. Your dentist recommends the procedure because your tooth is abscessed or infected, usually accompanied by a severe toothache. A root canal in Centennial is the only procedure that will relieve the excruciating pain and save your tooth from extraction.

Unfortunately, it’s the painful infection that most people remember afterward. They may forget that their pain was instantly eliminated with the first dose of local anesthetic, never to return!

A Comfortable Root Canal in Centennial

Dentistry’s come a long way, and we have even more ways to make your root canal a comfortable, stress-free event. The local anesthetics we use are more potent than ever to numb your mouth and ensure that you don’t feel any pain.

Dr. Mike has also invested in technology called rotary endodontics that speeds the process of removing the infection from inside your tooth. Many of our patients are amazed at how efficient and comfortable a root canal can be with this leading-edge technology!

If you still feel on edge about your procedure, we offer nitrous oxide or laughing gas. Its calming effects will put you at ease throughout your appointment but won’t produce drowsy feelings afterward to disrupt your busy day.

Schedule a Root Canal in Centennial, CO

An untreated root canal infection is not only painful and can cost you a tooth, but it can also be life-threatening. If you have tooth pain and think it might be an infection, call Michael J Franquemont DDS, and we will arrange to see you as soon as possible.

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