There are some perfectly normal situations that Hollywood loves to turn into dramatic events. Take birth, for instance. If you believed Hollywood’s interpretation of birth, you would think every woman’s labor began with her water breaking in public and ended an hour later. Real life, of course, is much different! Root canals are in a similar situation.
If you’ve ever seen a dental procedure mentioned on tv or in a movie, it was probably a root canal because just the words cause us to feel anxious! Most of us don’t even know what a root canal is, but we know that we don’t want one because we’ve seen them portrayed in media as a terrifying experience. As with most Hollywood interpretations, real life is quite a bit different.
Today, we want to take some time to talk about the reality behind a root canal. Should you ever need this procedure, we want you to know that it’s nothing to fear, especially with our state of the art approach! Let’s take a look at root canals!
Nothing to Fear in a Root Canal!
As we mentioned above, there is nothing to fear from this procedure. A root canal, according to our patients, is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed! It really isn’t the extremely painful procedure it’s made out to be!
For starters, your entire tooth and gums will be completely numbed. Beyond that, you will have access to sedation to help you keep your mind and body relaxed during the procedure. After the root canal is complete, you might feel sensitivity in that tooth for a few days, but that’s it as far as pain! Nothing to fear!
The Necessary Treatment to Save Your Tooth
At the end of the day, a root canal is necessary in order to save your tooth. Without this treatment, you will suffer extreme amounts of pain before eventually losing your tooth. It is definitely better to go ahead and face your fear of the procedure in order to end the pain and save your natural tooth!
Cause of a Root Canal
A root canal is only necessary after an injury or decay leads to an infected tooth. When the pulp of your tooth is infected, your entire tooth is at risk. Most often, a root canal is needed when decay allows for infection. In other words, a cavity goes so deeply into your tooth that it exposes the inside of your tooth and allows bacteria to infect your pulp.
The traditional root canal treatment was rather frightening. Dentists would come in with larger metal instruments and get to work. They were doing the best they could do, but it was frightening none-the-less! This approach created more fear and discomfort than we create now with our state of the art root canal procedure. Check it out below!
Our Cutting Edge Root Canal Treatment
We have all of the best tools and procedures to make your root canal experience the most comfortable experience possible. Rather than coming at you with lots of metal instruments, we have invested in the technology to care for your tooth in a gentle and effective way. Take a look at what we have to offer.
Microscope – There’s no guesswork when you are using a microscope during a root canal. We can see exactly what is going on while we work, which means your tooth is protected from unnecessary trauma. Plus, we are able to remove every bit of the infection!
Ultrasonic – The most important part of a root canal is removing the infection from your tooth. While other offices rely on metal instruments to do that, we use the ultrasonic cleaner, which uses water and sound frequency to create a powerful cleaning tool.
Camera – Finally, we make sure that you know what is happening by recording what we see in your tooth. Most of the time, you just have to trust what the doctor is telling you, but we want you to see for yourself. We can take images or record what we see in your tooth to help you make better decisions for your oral health.
Keeping You Comfortable
A root canal is just as scary as any other dental procedure. You might feel nervous or anxious about the process, but we are here to help. Just let us know how you are feeling, and we will help you feel at ease. Our talented staff is great at helping patients relax! If you are feeling extremely anxious, we might recommend dental sedation to help you feel at ease during your procedure.
Rule Out Root Canals
As much as we are proud of our ability to save teeth using root canals, we don’t want to! We want you to have healthy teeth, which requires routine dental appointments. Contact our office today to set up your next appointment for a cleaning and exam. We can’t wait to take a look at your teeth and assure you that everything looks great!