Root canal treatments are necessary for removing infection in your tooth. Despite what many people believe, this procedure is not painful at all. It actually eliminates the pain that can occur from the impacted tooth nerve!
Why Would You Need Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal treatments become necessary when the tooth’s nerves become impacted. This can occur due to facial trauma or deep decay. Root canals remove the infection and clean the inside of the tooth to prevent another one from occurring. You might need one if you’re experiencing a severe toothache that won’t go away.
What To Expect During The Treatment
Root canal treatments are performed under sedation, so you won’t feel any pain and will be calm during the procedure. After the area is numb, the dentist will drill an access hole at the top of the affected tooth to remove the damaged pulp. Next, they’ll thoroughly clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth before filling it.
We strongly recommend having a dental crown placed over the tooth for extra protection.
Preventing The Need For Root Canals
If a root canal treatment seems scary, there’s a lot you can do to prevent the need for one! All it takes is some good oral hygiene practice. Below are some of the things you can do to keep your teeth and mouth healthy:
- Brush twice daily
- Floss once daily
- Use mouthwash
- Visit the dentist regularly
- Limit sugar
- Protect your teeth
Do You Think You Need Root Canal Treatment?
We believe in providing fear-free dental care at Magnolia Dentistry. All root canal treatments can be performed using sedation and other comforting options to help relax you. Call our office today if you have any other questions about this procedure!