It’s no secret that root canals have a terrible reputation amongst dental patients. The most common opinion of root canals being that they are painful is an opinion it is quite simply outdated. Advancements in modern techniques and technologies in the dental field allow dental professionals at Dental Arts perform root canal therapy treatments safely and was very little to no pain. In the following article we will take a look at whether or not you may need a root canal, what it means, what to expect during root canal treatment, and how to schedule a root canal today!
A root canal is used to treat a wide array of different ailments of the tooth and can be necessary for different sets of circumstances. A root canal may be necessary if you’ve suffered an injury to your tooth, if it has become broken or cracked, or if your tooth has been affected by severe decay over time. The common link between all of these different scenarios is that they could all lead to an infection on the inside of the tooth which is known as the pulp.
You may know if you need a root canal if you’re suffering from any of the following symptoms:
To begin the root canal treatment, the dentist will use a numbing agent so you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. Then a handheld rotary tool is used to remove the infected debris on the inside of the tooth in which case a thorough cleaning and disinfecting is done. After that, a filling is used to you give the tooth back its structure, and the process is finalized with a filling or a crown placed on top of the newly healthy tooth.
How you can see, there is no reason to be afraid of root canals, as they can ultimately save you thousands of dollars overtime and will ultimately save your tooth from needing to be extracted. If you would like more information regarding root canals, do give our office in Seminole a call. The dental professionals at Dental Arts will give you all of the information you need to schedule an appointment.