The root canal procedure is often expected to be a very painful process. However, root canals are not as painful as they are commonly perceived to be especially largely thanks to the benefits of advanced technology and techniques that are in used in dentistry today. To learn more about root canals please review the information below to help you learn more about the root canal process and the benefits.
If you are avoiding getting a root canal done because you are afraid of the pain you think you might experience then it’s important to consider the pain you will experience as a result of not getting a root canal done. If your tooth is in need of a root canal and you avoid getting one, then your tooth could eventually start to decay and become damaged. A decayed or a damaged tooth is way more painful than a root canal and also avoidance of a root canal would be damaging to your oral health and your overall health. Also, if root canals are left untreated then it could end up turning into irreversible gum disease.
Thanks to advancements in sedation dentistry dental anxiety about the pain associated with a root canal is a thing of the past. Sedation can be administered to a patient who has dental anxiety associated with a root canal. The sedation will help to calm the patients and allow them to relax while the root canal is being performed. Also, after the root canal is done the patient can assume all of their usual activities.
When it comes to a root canal it is important to see an endodontist. This is because they have the most experience with performing root canals and because they perform them a lot more often than general dentists. Also, they are more equipped to ensure your comfort while providing you with dental care.
If you are in need of a root canal please don’t hesitate to contact your dentist so they can refer you to an endodontist. Thanks to sedation there is no longer a need to let dental anxiety keep you from going to the dentist. Also, avoiding having a root canal done will cause your teeth to decay or worse fall out.