If there was one dental procedure you’d like to avoid, what would you say it is? If your first impulse was root canal therapy, you aren’t alone. Many people hope to avoid this treatment. While it’s always better to keep your teeth healthy, you may not always be able to avoid the need for root canal therapy. And there may not be any other way to heal a tooth that has some damage or decay.
However, there are a few things you should probably know about this important procedure. You see, thanks to modern techniques, root canal therapy is virtually painless. In fact, many patients who have had root canal therapy and have had a cavity filled say the two are very comparable in terms of discomfort.
You see, your teeth are incapable of repairing themselves like the rest of your body If the center of your tooth is damaged, a dentist will likely need to perform root canal therapy. Root canal therapy, which is used to treat common issues such as trauma or tooth decay, involves removing infections from the center of your tooth.
You may be able to recognize a few of the symptoms of a damaged root canal. These include experiencing pain when you bite down, having red or swollen gum around a tooth, or experiencing sudden sensitivity to hot and cold. Still, the only way to definitively know that you need root canal therapy is to visit a dental professional. This is another reason we recommend visiting our team at least every six months.
If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, or in learning more about root canal therapy, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates. We’ll be happy to examine the health of your mouth and offer you any advice you need. We look forward to hearing from you soon!