Why You Should Look Forward to It If You Need a Root Canal
Posted on 12/17/2018 by Office
If you have been neglecting that painful tooth, you could be setting yourself up for more severe dental problems. It's never a good idea to ignore tooth pain because it can develop into something that takes longer to treat and costs more money in the end.
A root canal is often seen as a painful procedure to avoid at all costs and many people who have this misconception put it off for longer than they should. The first thing to point out is that if we treat you as soon as you feel pain, the procedure is generally shorter and painless. Secondly, root canals are not as bad as people make them out to be.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure where our dentist cleans out an infection in the inner layers of your teeth. This is one of the most common techniques, and we consider it as routine as filling a cavity. Our dentist drills a tiny hole to reach the root of the affected tooth. We then clean and drain the infection using a special solution and seal the hole with a tooth-colored resin material. When done correctly, a root canal will protect your tooth for many years.
Getting a Root Canal is Good for You
When you've had tooth pain for a long time, you know it's time to call our office so we can take care of you. If you think you may need a root canal, you may be afraid of the procedure, but we are here to reassure you. You will feel no pain during the root canal because we will numb you with a local anesthetic. You may feel some pressure, but that is all.
Once the effects of the anesthetic subside, you may feel some discomfort, but those will be nothing compared to the pain you had before and should diminish rather quickly in the following days.