Use the term, ‘root canal’ and many folks start shaking and “Oh no, anything but that!” is the commonest reaction of many patients. However the good news is times have changed and so does the root canal procedure.
Why Would I Need Root Canal Therapy?
Have you ever experienced the throbbing pain and swollen gums in a decayed tooth that you ignored for long time because it was not paining? A decayed tooth needs immediate dental visit otherwise the decay goes deeper causing excruciating pain and the inevitable trip to the dentist usually turns out to be a root canal case.
RCT is considered to be painful procedure – but not anymore! It is in fact as painless as getting a tooth filled! The very purpose of a root canal is to relieve pain, not to cause it!
What’s the benefit of root canal treatment (RCT)?
The biggest benefit of RCT is that it saves NATURAL tooth which otherwise needs removal because of deep cavity and pain.
What’s the Procedure?
Your dentist will prescribe medicine before starting the RCT. The procedure is done under local anesthesia. Simply put, the treatment removes infected tissue from the tooth caused by deep decay and refills the portion with materials that stays in the tooth for years without any problem.
Finally, a crown is placed on the tooth to strengthen it so that you can continue eating in the same way as the natural tooth. The RCT normally needs multiple visits. However, few teeth depending upon the infection can be treated in single sitting only.
Experiencing Pain or Need More Information?
If you have toothache or swollen gums, please call us right away and we’ll schedule an immediate appointment to get you out of pain. Any delay can increase the infection causing more damage leading to tooth loss and the need for more expensive tooth replacement treatment.
So say ‘Good bye’ to fear and visit SmyleXL for a smiling experience of root canal treatment.