Don’t Fear The Root Canal
Are you dealing with a problem tooth? If you have a tooth that is causing you extreme discomfort, is sensitive to hot and cold, or has previously had a filling and is still causing you trouble, you might be on your way to needing a more involved treatment. As our patient, you know that our main goal is to save your natural teeth as often as we can. This is when a root canal is suggested. In recent years, root canals have gotten a bad rap and are thought to cause discomfort. We are here to tell you that is far from true. Continue reading to learn the truth about root canals.
Root Canal: Your Tooth’s Saving Grace
Many times, when a patient hears that they need a root canal, they are sent into a moment of panic. Thanks in part to movies and television shows, root canals have a reputation for being difficult and painful. We are here to tell you that couldn’t be further from the truth. Due to modern dentistry techniques and the use of state-of-the-art technology, the root canals performed today are extremely similar to having a tooth filled from a cavity. This routine procedure is performed in the office and only requires the use of a local anesthetic to numb the area.
What is a Root Canal?
Now that you know a root canal isn’t something to be feared, we want to help you understand the procedure a little better. A root canal is used to remove bacteria and infection from the inside or pulp of your teeth. Once the harmful material is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected followed by the area being filled and sealed. A modern-day root canal is extremely effective and can be the difference between saving your tooth or needing a tooth extraction.
If you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity or discomfort, don’t wait for it to go away. The longer you go without treatment for an infected root canal, the greater your chances of tooth loss. Do your teeth a favor and contact our office located in Lewisville, TX today to schedule an appointment. We are here to help keep your teeth healthy and discomfort free!