According to the American Association of Endodontist, the root canal is the #1 most feared dental procedure. This fear is mostly falsely based. Root canals actually relieve tooth pain, and the procedure itself can be perfectly comfortable.
Dr. Sarah Thompson and her team are dedicated to making your treatment experience an absolute dream. We will ask you about your needs and concerns before we decide on a treatment plan. We will provide you with the relaxing patient amenities you need, ensure that you have the proper amount of local anesthetic to remain pain-free, and offer you safe dental sedation options.
In reality, root canal therapy does not have to be any more uncomfortable than any other standard dental procedure. We will be right here through your side throughout treatment and recovery to make sure that you stay pain-free.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Every tooth contains soft nerve fibers that run through the roots. When the tissue becomes infected or dies, root canal therapy is needed to save the tooth.
Deep cavities or physical trauma can damage the inner tooth. Without treatment, pain will worsen, and you are at risk for infections and swelling.
During root canal therapy, your dentist will remove the damaged tissue from the tooth. The area will be numbed for your comfort. Your dentist or endodontist will clean the root canals surrounding the tooth, and fill them with a protective material.
The final step in root canal therapy is dental crown placement. The dental crown will restore your biting force and your beautiful smile.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
The number one benefit of having a root canal treatment is that you can save your natural smile. After deep decay or infection, the only way to avoid tooth loss or tooth extraction is with a root canal! The alternative is to endure toothache, lose the natural tooth, and replace it with a bridge or implant.
Other benefits include:
- Relieve the pain of a deeply damaged tooth
- Prevent infections and serious complications
- Regain your ability to chew normally
- Feel comfortable with the high success rate (over 90%) of root canal therapy
If you think you may need a root canal or another treatment, don’t put off your consultation. We will give you an excellent dental experience at Dream Dentist. Call today!