Bowers & Oki Family Dentistry
  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "From the minute you walk in the door until you leave the office - a positive experience! Professional and hospitable. Highly recommend this practice" - L&GW

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "As always, very excellent and professional service. We are very happy that Drs. Bowers and Oki took over this dental practice. We were patients of Dr. Cullen for so many years and were just happy to know that the same kind of professionalism is still with this office, with both the doctors, Mary, Cece and all the staff. Thanks" - Del

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "Excellent dental care with a gentle, caring and professional approach. Be it a routine cleaning or repairing an old filling I have always felt comfortable and cared for. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else!" - P Gonzalez

I've heard Root Canals hurt. Can't I just pull my tooth?

Root Canals have a bad reputation as being painful procedures.  A lot of this reputation comes from a time when we didn't have reliable anesthetics.  We now have wonderful anesthetics that can keep you from feeling any pain during the procedure, typically resulting in a pain free root canal with just mild soreness once the anesthetic wears off.

It is also preferable to keep your tooth whenever possible rather than taking it out.  Teeth serve an important job in helping us to eat, chew, talk and smile.  If we lose a tooth, it can inhibit our ability to eat our favorite foods.  Damage to the surrounding teeth and future tooth loss are also possible complications from losing a tooth.

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