Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of dental patients more than the words “root canal”. The truth is, root canals aren’t really all that painful, and are in fact a valuable general dental treatment capable of relieving pain and saving teeth from decay. Although they often get a bad rap out of fear and misunderstanding, root canals are a very effective and simple procedure that doesn’t live up to those scary stories you’ve heard.
The nerves and soft tissue inside your teeth can cause pain from inflammation to the pulp inside the tooth. A root canal removes the infected pulp, cleans and disinfects the interior of your affected tooth and seals it to protect against infection.
Without a root canal, tooth decay will eventually reach the pulp tissue and result in the loss of the affected teeth. This often means treatment more expensive and more time in the chair than a simple root canal that can head off any further damage.
Root Canals Are Not Painful – Infected Teeth Are Painful!
Despite its bad reputation among the general public, a root canal is no more painful than getting a filling. In fact, there is a potential for far worse pain if an infected tooth is left untreated. A root canal will prevent tooth loss and actually eliminate the risk of more severe pain due to infection.
At Avalon Dental Group, your comfort and dental health are at the heart of all we do. Your root canal procedure will be done in the most relaxing environment available with minimal pain. Sedation is available for patients suffering from dental anxiety to make the procedure even more stress-free. We offer oral sedation through medication (Halcion) or Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) for your comfort. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.