Unfortunately, root canal treatment has received quite a bad reputation. Unlike what you may have heard, root canal therapy is a safe procedure that is all about alleviating pain, not causing it.
The Purpose of Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment is used to save an infected or damaged tooth that has a compromised pulp, the inner layer of the tooth. The pulp is a bundle of soft tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. The treatment gets its name because the procedure involves cleaning out the root canals of a tooth. This procedure allows your natural tooth to be saved instead of being extracted.
First, we will numb the area around your tooth. After you are comfortable and relaxed, we will make a tiny hole in your tooth. This allows us to remove the infected or damaged pulp. After the compromised tissue is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and shaped. Next, the affected area is filled with a special dental material called gutta-percha for support and protection. Then, the tooth is sealed and sometimes topped with a dental crown.
Patient Comfort During Root Canal Treatment
We know that many patients are worried that they’re going to feel pain while getting a root canal. Rest assured that your comfort and safety are our top priorities. Your treatment will be virtually painless; the most you should feel is a bit of pressure. In addition to the use of local anesthetic, there are also dental sedation options available to help you get through your procedure with ease.
Stress-Free Care at Royal Oak Dental Group
As part of our comprehensive dental services at Royal Oak Dental Group, we provide root canal therapy and same-day dental crowns when necessary. If you have questions or concerns about the root canal procedure, please contact us today! Our team is here to help you have a comfortable dental experience from start-to-finish!October 28, 2020 8:00 am