Root Canal Treatment
There are few things dreaded more in life than the words “you need a root canal,” but what most people don’t realize is that a root canal is a fairly simple and quick procedure that prevents tooth loss while also protecting your oral health. In fact, the pain leading up to the root canal is always worse than the procedure itself.
The bottom line: A root canal is actually a good thing!
It is never normal to feel dental pain, and if you are suffering from throbbing or persistent pain in one or more of your teeth, don’t hesitate. Talk to Dr. Roy Chun to find out if you need a root canal to restore your health and save your tooth. At Oasis Dental, we provide the latest in technology to ensure that any infection inside of the tooth is eliminated and the roots are cleaned.
How Do You Know if You Have an Infected Tooth?
Many patients don’t even know they have an infected tooth until they start to feel pain. When the pain doesn’t dissipate and, in fact, continues to grow worse, most people will seek out the dentist. If the tooth causing the pain is also decayed, this is a good indicator that there is an infected tooth pulp. Left untreated, this is not only painful, but it can also cause some serious damage to that tooth.
Some of the common signs of an infected tooth include chips, cracks, or fissures, as well as the need for dental procedures in that same area on a frequent basis. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is critical you come in to see Dr. Chun immediately for an examination.
What Happens with Root Canal Therapy?
One of the most surprising facts about root canals is that the pain felt leading up to the procedure is usually much worse than the actual procedure. People really do not have to fear root canals! Early treatment is essential to preserve the infected tooth and prevent problems with adjacent teeth.
Root canal therapy is actually a simple procedure that can prevent infection from spreading. Dr. Chun can perform a root canal as soon as infection is detected in the tooth pulp, and he can generally take care of the problem in just one appointment.
When you come in for treatment, Dr. Chun will remove the infected pulp from the tooth and thoroughly clean the canal system. After that, the area will be sealed and filled. Because removing the pulp will weaken the problem tooth, it will be fitted with a crown for strength and protection. This will not only prevent infection from causing any more damage, but it will also prevent you from losing a tooth. A local anesthetic will be used to make sure you don’t feel any pain with the procedure.
Maintain Good Oral Health with Root Canal Therapy
Learn more about root canal treatment by scheduling your appointment with Oasis Dental the moment you start to feel any kind of pain in your tooth. Dental pain is not normal, and if you do need a root canal, it will end your pain and likely save your tooth!