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Gregory E. Shinkwin DDS, MS, Inc.

Modesto, CA


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 some root canal treatments, we recommend that patients return to the office 3-12 months after the procedure is finished to monitor healing. Our office will send a reminder notice to you when you are due for a recall appointment.

Will I need a driver?

Our office uses local anesthetic for patients needing Root Canal Treatment so a driver is not required.  However if prior arrangements are made with the office for a patient to take an oral medication that might impair their driving then a driver WILL be required.