Root canal therapy can be a very important treatment. In fact, this treatment may be necessary to save your tooth and to alleviate suffering. Sadly, despite its importance, root canal therapy is arguably the most feared of all dental treatments.
But does this treatment really merit the dread associated with it? Honestly, no. Root canal therapy still has a bad reputation today mostly because of how the treatment was performed in years past—before the advent of modern dentistry.
Fortunately, there are many reasons that you shouldn’t fear root canal therapy. Here are three of the most important.
It can be your best option: Your tooth is made up of three levels: enamel, dentin, and pulp. When your pulp becomes infected, a root canal can be the only way to save your natural tooth. If a root canal therapy isn’t performed, your tooth will probably be removed. Just as importantly, when your pulp is infected, your tooth can be extremely sensitive and you may experience an excruciating toothache. In fact, root canal treatment is typically far less unpleasant than living with an infected tooth.
It is typically painless: Dentistry has made enormous leaps forward, especially in recent years. With the anesthesia and techniques that are now available, dentists are able to keep you more comfortable than ever before. Because of these advancements, the thought of having a root canal can be more harrowing than the actual treatment. In fact, the majority of patients who have had a root canal say that the treatment is virtually painless.
It will be over soon: It’s natural for patients to worry about how they will feel after their treatment. While it is an understandable concern, we are happy to tell you that most patients only need over the counter pain medications to be comfortable during their recovery. In just a single day we can treat your infected root canal, alleviate discomfort, and save your smile.
If you are interested in learning more about root canal therapy, please do not hesitate to contact us today!