Root Canal Therapy
For many years, root canal therapy has been associated with dental pain and discomfort. Although this general dentistry procedure is needed for severely infected teeth which can be extremely painful, it is not the procedure itself that causes pain. At Sugar Creek Family Dental, we want to change the way you think about root canal therapy. It is less invasive and quicker than you might think; plus, it could be the only way to save an infected tooth.
A root canal is needed when a tooth becomes so infected that the root of the tooth is involved. This usually occurs when decay is allowed to pass through the outer enamel and burrow through the interior dentin of the tooth. Once the decay or infection reaches the root and nerves of the tooth, this condition can become very painful. In essence, the tooth is dying and a root canal may be the only way to save it from extraction.
Root Canals Are Not Painful - Infected Teeth Are Painful!
Advancements in dental technology have made root canal therapy quicker and virtually painless. In fact, the treatment is what relieves the pain, not what causes it. During the procedure the nerve is removed from the interior of the tooth, along with the decay and infection. The tooth is refilled with material to stop infection, then covered with a durable dental crown. Once the nerve and infection are removed, so is the source of pain.
Dr. Capati at Sugar Creek Family Dental is an expert at performing stress-free root canal therapy. For our patients with higher anxiety during dental procedures, we offer sedation dentistry to make the experience comfortable and relaxing. After we remove the source of your pain and repair your tooth, you will be amazed how great your mouth will feel.
If you need root canal therapy, contact our friendly team at Sugar Creek Family Dental. We can schedule your appointment to put a stop to your infected tooth pain.