In the old days of dentistry, some people would endure the pain of a toothache rather than go to the dentist for a root canal procedure. But times have changed. Today, root canals are as simple as receiving dental fillings, so there is no need to be nervous about them.
Why Would I Need a Root Canal?
Your tooth is made of various parts: The crown, the root, the dentin, and the pulp. The pulp helps the tooth as it grows. One of the most common reasons for a root canal procedure is to remove the pulp of the tooth when it becomes infected.
If you have a bad toothache that won’t go away, then you should schedule an appointment with us to see if it is a problem with the pulp of the tooth. Like most other persistent health problems, the sooner a tooth pulp problem is taken care of, the better.
The Benefits of a Root Canal
Besides relieving you of a nagging toothache caused by tooth pulp problems, a root canal has many other benefits. Here are a few:
- Saves the Affected Tooth – a root canal can help stop tooth decay. Sometimes tooth decay can lead to the loss of a tooth.
- Protects the Other Teeth – once the affected pulp is removed, there is less chance of infection spreading to your other teeth.
- Helps with Gum Health – also by stopping the spread of bacteria, a root canal can help keep the gums from becoming infected.
If you have a bad toothache, please don’t let the misinformed crowds or outdated rumors and reputations about root canals keep you from receiving important dental care. We don’t want you to have to endure the discomfort of a toothache any longer than you have to, so give us a call as soon as you can. We want to fix that toothache and get you feeling better again!