Why Dental Procedures Are Nothing to Fear

If you’ve delayed dental care or much-needed dental procedures because you’re afraid of pain or anxiety, your worries are over. We make common dental procedures, like fillings, extractions, or root canals, pain-free experiences.

Our entire care team at 2K Dental in Parma, Ohio, is dedicated to providing comprehensive, pain-free oral care. We’ve created this guide to help you understand how we perform the most common dental procedures without pain. 

Pain-free fillings

Almost all adults and many kids around the world have tooth decay. When you treat a cavity in time, your tooth is saved and your oral health is preserved, too. 

But if the fear of getting a filling keeps you or your child away from the dentist, simple cavities can lead to major problems and more complicated treatments down the line.

At 2K Dental, we use fillings made from a composite of different materials to treat dental decay while matching the color of your natural teeth. Our team administers local anesthesia to keep you pain-free during the process.

Your dentist first removes any decayed matter and cleans your tooth well to prevent infection. Using a special light and the composite material, he then fills your tooth and immediately hardens the filling. To make sure your bite remains the same, your dentist shapes the filling to match your natural tooth. 

Pain-free extractions

Nobody wants to lose a tooth. However, if your tooth has decayed past the point of salvation, or if it was extremely damaged in an accident, we may recommend extraction. You might also need to have an extraction if you have crowded teeth or impacted wisdom teeth.

Our dentists first use a digital X-ray to determine whether an extraction is necessary. They then look at the position of your tooth’s roots and surrounding bone to plan for the best, easiest extraction and avoid any complications.  

The word “extraction” may sound scary to you, but most of our patients find that local anesthetics are enough to keep them pain-free during this usually short procedure. 

If your extraction is more complicated or if you’re having multiple teeth removed, your dentist may talk to you about additional medications.

Pain-free root canals

Root canal procedures get their name from the area of your tooth that your dentist treats. A tooth’s “root canal” is the tunnel that runs from dental pulp down to the root of your tooth. Each tooth usually has two root canals.

A root canal procedure gets rid of infection or decay before it spreads, saving your tooth. Although the name of the treatment strikes fear in many people, today’s root canals aren’t like the ones of decades past. Modern root canals are similar to routine fillings and are usually completed in one or two appointments. 

Our team makes sure you won’t feel any pain by administering local anesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding area. 

The dentist removes the diseased, decayed, or damaged tissue and bacteria. You then receive a temporary filling and might need a dental crown. At your follow-up appointment, your dentist replaces the temporary crown with a permanent one.    

Make oral health a priority  

Your oral health affects your overall health, too. Don’t delay getting the care you need to keep your mouth healthy for life. 

At 2K dental, we help you understand necessary dental procedures and explore all options for your optimal oral health. From routine teeth cleanings and cosmetic dentistry to dental implants and emergency dentistry, our practice offers a full line of services to keep your mouth healthy and smile bright. 

Contact our friendly staff at our Parma, Ohio, or Akron, Ohio, office to schedule an appointment now. 

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