What To Anticipate When You Need A Root Canal Treatment
Posted December 21, 2016 by Wager-Evans Dental
Imagine yourself in your dentist’s chair, hearing the news that you will need a root canal treatment. You could have any number of reactions, but it is doubtful that you would find yourself excited by this information. While it may carry an unpleasant reputation, root canal therapy offers important care for a vulnerable tooth. Your dentist uses this treatment method to settle endodontic problems, which can pose serious threats to your oral health if left untreated. Your dentist can offer anesthetic, or dental sedation, to help ensure you have the most comfortable treatment possible. During the procedure, your dentist will carefully remove infected tissue from within your tooth, then seal up the accessed area. After this work is completed, you will receive a dental crown.
Without intervention, you can face serious oral health issues when something like tooth decay affects the interior of your tooth. If you do not receive care in time, an internal infection can kill your tooth, and the bacteria can spread through the tooth’s root to do more harm.
If you want to ensure your cavities are caught before they call for a root canal, be sure to see your dentist regularly for checkups. At each visit, your teeth are carefully watched for signs of decay. A cavity can be caught by your dentist before it does the sort of damage that makes a root canal necessary. That early intervention can ensure that you only need a dental filling once your dentist has removed decay.