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How Root Canals Are Easier Than Ever Before
Posted on 8/24/2020 by Office
How Root Canals Are Easier Than Ever BeforeA root canal is one procedure that is often misunderstood, as innovations in dentistry make this type of process easy and quick. In fact, if you believe you need a root canal or you have extensive decay, you should learn more about the procedure and then schedule surgery. The information below will enlighten you on how the procedure can repair a badly decayed tooth or preserve a tooth that otherwise would be extracted.

What Is a Root Canal?


A root canal, again, is performed when a tooth needs to be saved. This can be due to extensive dental decay or from a current or past injury. To perform the canal, we take out the soft core of the pulp, as this part of the tooth has the blood vessels and nerves needed for development. In adult, teeth, the pulp is unnecessary. After we clean and disinfect the tooth, we will fill the root canal or root canals. Some teeth have one to three canals while other teeth have only one canal. Therefore, a root canal, basically, is a type of filling. While you may feel some sensitivity after the surgery for a couple days, you can find relief by taking over-the-counter pain medicines. Always follow our instructions carefully, regardless of the dental procedure.

Why You Should Choose a Root Canal over Extraction


You should not wait to have a root canal performed as the decay or abscess you may have will only get worse. To preserve your smile, it is best to opt for the root canal, as it provides a means to save a tooth easily and conveniently. Root canals can be performed in a couple visits, and in some instances, the same day. Therefore, there is no reason why you should not get the surgery. Plus, you will not feel much discomfort, as we make sure that you are comfortable before going ahead with the process. We recommend the treatment when the soft tissue inside the root canal, or the pulp, becomes inflamed or infected.

If you have a badly decayed tooth or you believe you need this surgery, give us a call today. Again, you don't want to procrastinate when it comes to having this type of dental procedure performed. Make sure you do all you can to preserve your smile so you will minimize any future dental problems. Contact our office to schedule an appointment or to address any concerns you may have.

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