Nothing gets a bad rap like root canals do. Okay, so it doesn’t have to be at the top of your list of fun things to do this summer. But neither is a root canal the worst thing that can happen to you.
Why People Hate Root Canals
It does take a little more time to clean inside a tooth and treat a nerve than it does to place a filling. It also doesn’t help that a tooth is usually in extreme pain before getting a root canal. But it’s a mistake to associate that pain with the procedure.
Why Get A Root Canal?
Your tooth contains a sterile chamber filled with blood vessels and nerves. Whenever that chamber is breached by decay or a fracture, it can hurt like you wouldn’t believe. Even if you aren’t in pain just yet, your tooth needs some drastic intervention to keep the nerves swelling or your tooth abscessing.
Endodontic therapy is the intervention you’d need.
A root canal is meant to remove a problematic or infected nerve or one that otherwise can’t be saved. So, in reality, the procedure would spare you a lot of pain as opposed to cause it.
Does A Root Canal Hurt?
Endodontic treatment is no worse than getting a filling. You’ll be numb before anything happens. The only reason a root canal would hurt is if the tooth is extremely infected and difficult to numb. You can simply avoid that with great oral hygiene and getting treatment as soon as possible.
Find out more about how a root canal can be good news for your smile by scheduling a visit to the Marietta Dental Professionals.