Root Canals: Why There's Nothing To Fear

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Does the thought of root canals make you quiver with fear? Are you worried about an upcoming dental appointment and think you have to get a root canal? While a root canal might seem scary, it can benefit you if you want to regain your teeth back to a healthy condition. In short, root canals should have a great reputation and are nothing to fear. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider speaking to your dentist about a root canal. 

You get lots of pain management

If you want to get your root canals over with, it's best to call your dentist and schedule that appointment. Root canals aren't bad at all and can allow you to have peace of mind knowing you've saved a tooth that was otherwise rotting and at risk of being lost. Furthermore, pain levels will be significantly reduced by this procedure. From laughing gas to sedation therapy, you can get lots of treatments to help make root canals much easier.

You get to save your tooth 

Root canals are the first approach your dentist will take in tooth preservation if your dental woes are too bad to care for by a cavity filling. Root canals are only suggested for very deep tooth decay and damage that gets into the root structure or deep into the dentin. The root canals themselves are able to allow you to get your tooth back, preserving the natural shape of your tooth and its protective enamel. Any minor discomfort you may have while getting the root canal pales in comparison to the agony of a toothache or the emotional and mental issues that can come with having poor oral health and teeth that don't look great.

You get to save other teeth

An infection in one tooth can often spread to other teeth. That means, fearing root canals now can just lead to needing more root canals in the future. You don't want this to happen to you, so do what you can to make sure you take care of your smile and your dentist will help you feel relaxed and in control during your appointment.

Root canals are routine dental procedures that your dentist likely performs often. Go to your appointment early and ask your dentist any questions you have about root canals so you can get the best results. This way, you can move on with your procedure confidently.


23 August 2023

Emergency Dental Care

The average dentist takes many client appointments each day and also deals with emergency situations on a regular basis. Dental emergencies are very common because people are likely to put off having tooth pain fixed until the pain becomes unbearable. Some people have anxiety about dental visits, and others are trying to avoid the expense of dental care. In either case, the end result is often a dental emergency. I have worked as a professional dental hygienist for many years and have seen all types of dental emergencies. I hope that this blog will help people identify potential emergencies before they become too serious and will allow people to know when to get help.