Do you have a tooth that just won’t stop hurting? If so, then you may require a root canal. While you might think this is bad news, know that thanks to the modern techniques and technology used here at Chisholm Trail Dental Health, this procedure is now nothing to fear. Most patients compare it to getting a small filling, and afterward, they’re finally able to enjoy a life free of dental pain! Could you benefit from a root canal? Read on below to learn more.
Root canal therapy is necessary when the nerve of a tooth, called the dental pulp, has been affected by decay or infection. This can be the result of a longstanding cavity or a crack in the enamel that has exposed the pulp to bacteria. Without treatment, the pulp can actually die, and the tooth would have to be removed. Fortunately, a root canal can save even the most damaged teeth and help a patient avoid the need (and expense) of getting it replaced.
If so, then you might need a root canal…
After giving you an exam and determining that one of your teeth needs a root canal, the procedure will involve the following steps:
Thanks to this approach, most patients describe feeling little to no discomfort during the procedure. In fact, the pain often associated with it is actually due to the infections it’s designed to correct!
Some sensitivity is typical after a root canal, but the tooth will already feel much better compared to before the treatment. This should go away after a few days, and then the tooth can be expected to look and function like normal for many years to come.
Tired of dealing with an aching tooth? A root canal may be exactly what you need, and we guarantee it won’t be uncomfortable at all! To schedule an appointment, contact us today.