Modern dentistry continues to advance providing a more effective route to improving and fixing oral health problems. Furthermore, the ability to provide patients with a painless experience has also evolved, offering patients options to improving their oral health with minimal pain. One of the reigning dental fears is root canals, often making people cringe at the thought. Fortunately, the team at DeSoto Dental understands how anxiety can make general dental treatments stressful. We aim to provide patients with information, helping to calm their fears. We encourage patients to ask questions about their oral health needs, our equipment, procedures and treatment options. We want to help your smile look healthy and radiant, but we also want you to be comfortable.
Root canal therapy, also called endodontic treatment, is the process of removing the inflamed, infected portion of the tooth. The "pulp" or the section under your tooth that houses the nerve endings, blood vessels and connective tissues becomes infected, causing immense pain. There are many factors that can contribute to this type of infection, including poor hygiene habits. During the root canal treatment process, the infected portion of your tooth is removed. A dental crown is then used to give patients a new, functioning tooth.
Root Canals Are Not Painful - Infected Teeth Are Painful!
Root canals have been notoriously linked with a painful, unpleasant experience. Pain is one of the biggest misconceptions about root canal treatment, making many patients fear this type of dental procedure. The truth is, there is pain associated with infected teeth, but with modern dental equipment and anesthetics, the root canal process is no more uncomfortable or painful than a typical cavity filling. Because saving your teeth is the very best solution to infection, the team at DeSoto Dental will do everything possible to keep your teeth healthy, infection free. If you have sensitivity when drinking hot or cold liquids or pain while eating, don't wait until it is too late. Contact DeSoto Dental today to schedule an appointment to evaluate your dental concerns.