Root Canals Call For A Comfortable Root Canal
  • Relax with inhaled sedation
  • Keep your tooth by treating infection
  • Relieve pain & restore your smile in one visit

Protect Your Oral Health With Root Canals in New Albany

Like most people, you may become anxious when thinking about having a root canal performed. However, New Albany root canals aren’t the awful, pain-inducing procedures they’re made out to be, especially in the capable hands of Dr. Michael Kirchner. He has performed countless root canal procedures, so you can rely on him for gentle and compassionate treatment. His care will:

  • Stop the pain from your aching tooth
  • Save the tooth from extraction in most cases
  • Prepare your tooth for restoration with a crown
  • Preserve your oral health

If you’re in pain, call us now at 812-884-8304 and we’ll get you into the office as soon as possible. Be sure to ask about our $49 new patient exam and X-rays and our option for free inhaled sedation for a year.

A Root Canal Will Save Your Diseased Tooth

It’s always best to save a patient’s natural tooth whenever possible. Although dental implants and other restorations can replace a missing tooth, no replacement is as good as a patient’s own tooth.

That’s where a root canal comes in. This procedure is used when the soft inner portion of a tooth (known as the pulp) becomes infected. The infection can be a result of either an untreated cavity or an injury to the tooth.

Here’s how a root canal procedure works:

  • Using special instruments, Dr. Kirchner will clean out the infected pulp.
  • He will then repair the inner canals and sterilize the tooth.
  • A rubber-like material called gutta-percha will seal the tooth.
  • In most cases, a crown will be made to cap the repaired tooth, strengthen it, and prevent further problems.

The end result will be a repaired tooth with nearly your complete biting and chewing capacity restored. Plus, your pain will be gone and you’ll be able to relax again.

Don’t suffer any longer! Call Kirchner Dental now at 812-884-8304 for an emergency appointment. If you have a non-emergency need, you can also schedule online.

Common Questions About Root Canals

Why have a root canal?

Root canals are needed when the pulp inside the tooth becomes diseased. This can happen either when a cavity goes untreated and infection spreads to the pulp, or when a tooth undergoes some sort of trauma that allows bacteria inside. In either case, we can usually save the tooth with root canal treatment.

Are root canals painful?

While they have that reputation, most patients find a root canal no more uncomfortable than receiving a filling. The procedure eliminates pain, it doesn’t cause it! We’ll numb your mouth with local anesthesia so you don’t feel pain. You may find it easier to relax if you also receive one of our two forms of safe dental sedation.

How much does a root canal cost?

Treatment costs can vary greatly for a root canal, so you will need to come in for an initial exam and imaging before we can give you a cost for your particular procedure. For your convenience, we do offer several flexible payment options, including financing through CareCredit.

Why are root canals important?

A root canal procedure removes infected material from inside your tooth. Left untreated, you will lose your tooth to the infection. Not only that, but it’s possible for infection to spread to other areas of your mouth and even elsewhere in your body. Your only two options for removing the infection are a root canal or an extraction.

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