Root Canal Treatment
Nobody wants to hear the words “you need a root canal.” But if you do hear them, you should know that a root canal is a fairly simple and rather fast procedure that not only prevents tooth loss but also protects your oral health.
Because it means a tooth saved rather than a tooth lost, it should really be looked at as a good thing!
There’s more good news about root canals: The pain leading up to the root canal is worse than the procedure itself.
So if you are suffering from throbbing or persistent pain in one or more of your teeth, don’t put it off. Talk to Dr. Brittaney Glazer about any discomfort you are having, and she can advise you on the best possible treatment. Glazer Family Dentistry offers the latest in technology to ensure that any infection inside the tooth is eliminated and the roots are cleaned.
How Do You Know if Your Tooth Is Infected?
If you are in severe pain, you may have an infected tooth. In fact, the pain, which almost always gets worse, is usually what alerts people to the problem. If the tooth is also decayed, this could mean that you have infected tooth pulp that can cause some serious damage to that tooth.
Signs of an infected tooth may include chips, cracks, or fissures in the tooth, as well as the need for dental procedures in that same area on a frequent basis. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, come in to see Dr. Glazer for an oral evaluation as soon as possible.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
In spite of the fear it incites in many people, root canal therapy is actually a simple procedure that can prevent infection from spreading—and save your natural tooth. When you come in for treatment, Dr. Glazer will remove the infected pulp from the tooth and thoroughly clean the canal system. After that, the area will be sealed and filled.
The procedure will save the tooth, but it will be weaker without the pulp. This usually means a crown is necessary. This will not only prevent infection from causing any more damage, but it will also restore and strengthen the tooth so you can chew on it comfortably again.
One of the most surprising things people discover about root canals is the pain that brings them to the dentist is much worse than this mostly painless procedure. People really do not have to fear root canals!
If You Think You Might Need a Root Canal, Don’t Put It Off!
Dr. Glazer can perform a root canal immediately after infection is detected in the tooth pulp. Early treatment is essential to prevent any damage from occurring to both the problem tooth and the teeth that surround it.
Dental pain is never normal, so don’t ignore it!
Learn more about root canal treatment by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Glazer at Glazer Family Dentistry the moment you start to feel any symptoms.