Dr. Johnson on root canals
A lot of times, it’s a necessity to do a root canal, and although none of us want to have a root canal, it’s important to do and we want to get you out of pain. And so, what we’ll do is go in and take care of the tooth. We want to get the patient very nice and numb. One of the things that I take pride in is being gentle with anesthetics, keeping the patient comfortable. We take pride in that, and so when we do a root canal, the patient comes in, they’re already in pain, they want relief, and that’s what we’re here to give them. We do everything gently, walk them through it, explain things to them because a lot of folks don’t know what to expect, and so when we get there, and usually when we get to the end, they’re quite happy and wondering, “Is that all that we did? Are we done?” That’s our goal, is that they’re happy, that they’re successful, and that it works out real nice for them.