Posts for: February, 2017
Don’t let myths about this dental treatment have you concerned.
Has one of our Fayetteville, GA, dentists, Dr. Edwin Richardson or Dr. Jonathan Robinson, told you that your dental pain could easily be treated with simple root canal therapy? While the words “root canal” have been synonymous with negative connotations, here at Dental Traditions we are happy to offer you a way to preserve the health of your smile without all the anxiety and discomfort.
Why do I need a root canal, anyway?
Do you visit your Fayetteville general dentist every six months? If not, then you may find yourself dealing with some pretty deep decay, a cracked tooth or an infection that leads to a severe enough toothache to finally send you to our office. If the problem has damaged the dental pulp, or inner structure of the tooth, then we will need to perform a root canal in order to remove the pulp and clean out the tooth.
What happens if I don’t get a root canal?
A root canal is designed to preserve as much of your tooth as possible. By deciding not to get a root canal you could be doing your smile a great disservice. If you leave the problem tooth untreated this can lead to tooth loss, as well as some pretty miserable pain and suffering. Of course, by getting a root canal you could protect your tooth for the rest of your life.
But doesn’t a root canal hurt?
We know that root canals have a bad reputation but first and foremost it’s important that you trust us. We are here to make sure that you get the best dental care in Fayetteville. We are here to address your concerns and make your treatment as easy as possible.
Secondly, root canals are always performed under local anesthesia. This means that the area will be completely numb prior to treatment. Those patients who have been dealing with some pretty blinding pain will be happy to experience instant relief all thanks to the anesthesia. Some particularly nervous or sensitive patients may also benefit from getting sedation.
The purpose of root canal treatment is to remove the source of your pain and disinfect your tooth. By removing the infected pulp you won’t have to deal with that nasty toothache anymore. And isn’t that worth going through this procedure? A root canal is really no more invasive or terrifying than getting a tooth filled, and you’ll preserve your tooth in the process.
Do you have questions about root canal therapy? Are you experiencing a toothache that hasn’t gone away? If so, then it’s time to turn to the experts at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, for all of your questions and concerns. Give us a call today.