I'd Rather Have a Root Canal Than...
Do the laundry? Speak in front of people? Go sky-diving….
The root canal gets a bad rap, but it's a procedure that can be quite beneficial in improving dental health. Often root canals are performed instead of tooth extractions, and are needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is injured or decayed. Millions of teeth have been saved from this relatively routine procedure! Still thinking this is the last thing you’d ever want to do?
During a root canal procedure, the infected tooth material is carefully removed, and then we disinfect the area around the tooth. Next, we fill and seal the tooth with a rubber-like material. Finally, we will restore the tooth with a crown or filling. Once the root canal is complete, your tooth will be fully functional and should look great!
Admittedly, there are many things in life that are more enjoyable than getting a root canal. Still, the procedure doesn't have to be painful at all. Dr. Goacher will ensure that you're as comfortable as possible as we work to save your tooth. Having a root canal won’t feel much different than getting a routine filling for a cavity. Depending on the tooth’s condition, the procedure can be completed in as little as one appointment.
If you still cringe at the word "root canal", just call it "endodontic therapy." However, "I'd rather have endodontic therapy than go to go sky-diving" doesn't quite have the same bite to it.
Whether it’s time for your next examination and cleaning or you have any other dental concern, at All About Smiles Family Dental we are here for you! Please call 870-994-7645 to schedule your next appointment.