Despite what you may think about a root canal, they will be a necessary part of your life if you have a severe cavity. The process of a root canal is done to save a tooth that severely decayed, damaged or infected. All of your teeth have nerves and pulp inside them; a cavity will expose the nerve and pulp and ultimately causing them to become infected over time. The root canal procedure is designed to remove the nerve and pulp inside of your tooth. If you avoid getting a root canal, the infection inside your tooth will continue to grow resulting in tooth loss and abscesses. Once your tooth pulp is infected, your body can not repair it on its own, and it needs to be removed.
If you are afraid of the root canal process, just wait until you learn what an abscess actually is. An abscess is a pocket of infection or pus that will grow on the root ends of your tooth. An abscess is extremely uncomfortable and painful as it will make it difficult for you to eat and will negatively affect the quality of your life.
How Painful Is It?
It is a myth that the root canal procedure is painful, as the pain you will feel with having infected pulp is much more severe. Our offices are experienced in this procedure and will make that you are comfortable throughout the process. The pain relief you will feel after the root canal procedure is completed will heavily outweigh the pain you will feel if you avoid getting a root canal done.
How Can I Prevent Needing A Root Canal?
This comes back to and usually as with all dental issues, to practice excellent oral hygiene. The key to never having to get a root canal is to prevent tooth decay which is done by properly brushing, flossing, and the use of mouthwash regularly. Put some emphasis on brushing after meals as this is key to make sure that no food will track in between your teeth that will make your chances greater for tooth decay and cavities.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
If you or a loved one are suffering from one of the symptoms above or have been delaying the root canal procedure due to fear, contact Solberg & Miller Dentistry today as we are a full-service dental practice in Altamonte Springs, FL. To schedule a dental cleaning or a preventive care visit, call (407) 834-0330 or schedule an appointment online.