The root canal is easily the most dreaded dental procedure. People get uncomfortable by the sheer thought of this treatment, but it’s important to understand the benefits of having a root canal.
Our Racine WI dental practice is using state-of-the-art methods and techniques to give you comfortable treatment. We’re not asking anyone to jump for joy at the thought of having a root canal, but there are some facts that might change your opinion of the procedure. Let’s take a quite look at those dental facts. If you have dental pain or need to visit a dentist for a regular dental cleaning or exam, give us a call today at 262-417-7326. Here are some things you need to know about root canals.
We Can Save Your Tooth!
Root canal therapy is needed whenever the root of the tooth is infected. The infection will damage the tooth, and if left untreated, it’s possible for the infection to spread to other healthy teeth. During root canal therapy, we’ll remove the infected dental pulp and then fill that tooth and restore it with a restoration to make it functional for years to come.
The alternative to a root canal is to remove that tooth! That’s obviously something nobody wants. If we remove the tooth, you’ll have a big gap in your smile. You can address that gap with a bridge or partial dentures. In the long run, restoring the tooth with a root canal will pay off for years to come.
We’ll Keep You Out of Pain
People who need root canal therapy often experience dental pain. This is because the dental pulp contain the nerves. People with infected dental pulp not only have sensitivity in when they’re eating or drinking but whenever almost every part of the day. People with infected dental pulp often experience extreme pain. Some people don’t experience any dental pain. Rather than be forced to bear the dental pain, root canal therapy immediate gets you out of pain.
Additionally, if you need to relax a little more in the office, we can offer relaxing sedation dentistry.
The Procedure is Extremely Successful & Gentle
Though root canal therapy requires us to drill into the tooth and clean it out, the treatment is often successful. Studies have found that root canal therapy is successful about 98 percent of the time. That’s an amazing success rate. So while you might be nervous about having the treatment, just understand that we’ll most likely be able to save the tooth. For your comfort, we’ll also use gentle tools that are malleable to reduce the sensitivity of the procedure.
Schedule your treatment today
If you need a new dentist or are experiencing any dental problems, you can give us a call today at 262-417-7326. And if you need root canal therapy, we can complete the root canal therapy and restore the tooth in our office. We won’t send you around town to receive the treatment you need.