Pain-free Root Canal
Root canal therapy by experienced dentists
If you’ve been prescribed a root canal as treatment for your dental issue, you’re probably a little nervous. You’ve heard they’re painful. You’ve heard they’re expensive. New You Dental Center wants to ease your worries. The actual root canal procedure is no more painful than having a filling placed. In fact, the discomfort you experienced before seeking dental help for your tooth is truly the most pain.
What is a root canal?
Root canal therapy is the treatment most used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. When the nerve of a tooth becomes infected or the dental pulp in the center of the tooth chamber is damaged, root canal therapy is the procedure used to treat it.
When you come in for a root canal, we will go above and beyond to ensure your comfort. We will take a break during the procedure if needed. The procedure is quite simple. The dentist will remove the nerve and the pulp, then clean and seal the inside of the tooth. The nerve is not vitally important to the tooth’s health and will not affect its normal function. The pulp is removed to prevent future infection.
Is root canal therapy the best option?
Saving your tooth is the best option for continued oral health. In most cases, the alternative to root canal therapy is to extract the tooth. Not only does this option require more treatment time and more procedures, it is also more costly. If we remove your tooth, it would need to be replaced with an implant, bridge or partial denture. Without replacement, the adjacent teeth would shift over time and cause other jaw issues.
The best root canal prevention is daily brushing and flossing.
Good oral hygiene is the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. However, sometimes a root canal can’t be avoided. If you’ve been prescribed a root canal, don’t put it off. Treating the tooth early is the best way to have a good experience and a faster recovery.