No one ever sounds excited to receive a root canal. While years of bad jokes and misinformation have made people fear this procedure, the fact is, root canal therapy is safe, comfortable, and often comparable to receiving a simple filling. There are a number of benefits you can gain from a root canal.
3 Benefits of a Root Canal
- They Stop Infections: A dental infection is a serious problem. Caused when a tooth becomes damaged or decayed, but isn’t treated in a timely manner, the tooth can eventually die and require extraction to prevent the spread of infection. Fortunately, we can use the procedure to remove the infected tissue, restoring the tooth to full function and health.
- No More Discomfort: When a patient develops an infection, they can also encounter severe tooth sensitivity, toothaches, or even pain when biting down or chewing. Other symptoms include fever, swelling near the tooth, and even a foul-tasting discharge. However, by performing an endodontic procedure, we can give the patient relief and stop these uncomfortable symptoms, improving quality of life.
- Repair Cracked Teeth: When a tooth is chipped, we can often repair it with dental bonding. However, a dental fracture can expose the sensitive tissues and run the length of the tooth, even going below the gum line. In order to address a fracture, we first often perform an endodontic procedure. After the root canal, we can place a lifelike dental crown. The crown covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, preventing further decay or infection. If you have any questions about the benefits of this procedure, then please contact our office today. There is simply no need to live with dental discomfort when we have the skills and treatments necessary to help you.