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Robin McGurkin-Smith D.D.S.

 

General Information

Common Questions

Will the treatment be painful?

We will take every measure to ensure that your procedure is in no way uncomfortable or painful. If treatment is needed, we will inject a small amount of anesthesia to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after 2-3 hours.


Will I need to return to your office for follow-ups after the procedure is finished?

Yes, for most root canal treatments, we recommend that patients return to the office 1 year after the procedure was finished. Our office will send a reminder notice to you when you are due for a recall appointment.


Why am I being sent to an endodontist?

Robin McGurkin Smith went to an addition 3 years of school to focus on treating endodontic (root canal) issues. She passed a rigerous board process focused on treating patients with an endodontic problem and the most effective way to treat such issues. In addition, she spends all of her clinical time and has additional tools for treating just root canal problems. You referring dentist wants to use her additional training and tools to give your tooth the best chance of success.