Damage of any kind to a tooth requires necessary intervention by your dentist as quickly as possible in order to save the tooth. Teeth are living features inside the human body, and they can be injured and die without proper care. Fear and anxiety are often causes for people to avoid going to the dentist because they are scared of the pain and experience that any type of dental procedure will involve. However, what dentists across the United States want their patients to truly understand is that damaged teeth are painful – but solutions to treat the teeth are not. Decay, infection, and trauma can all cause severe tooth pain and can leave the tooth vulnerable to dying. Root canals are common treatments done to save a tooth and relieve pain.
Root canals are not painful! People tell their dentists all across the U.S. that they avoided timely treatment for a damaged tooth because they feared the pain. However, root canals are not painful – infected, damaged teeth are painful. Root canals are the specific procedure done to alleviate your pain and restore your dental health. Many people describe an infected or severely damaged tooth as the worst pain they have ever experienced. These teeth hurt because the nerves and roots inside the teeth are being directly affected. If damaged teeth are left untreated, the pain will become intolerable and the damage so severe that the tooth cannot be saved.
Root canals are performed under local anesthesia so that patient comfort is a priority. For patients who need a little “extra” to help them relax before and during a dental procedure, Meadowbrook Family Dental offers the administration of nitrous oxide. Root canals follow a simple step-by-step method that involves:
- Opening the tooth to reach the infection or decay
- Cleaning the inside of the tooth to remove infection and any damage
- Treating the tooth with antibiotics to prevent the spread of infection
- Sealing the tooth with a complete filling to protect against further damage
At Meadowbrook Family Dental, we are here for all your oral health care needs. If you have a damaged, infected, or painful tooth, please call us immediately. The sooner you make an appointment, the sooner your pain will be relieved and the greater your chance will be for complete oral health restoration. Your comfort and dental health are our greatest concerns.
Posted on behalf of Meadowbrook Family Dental