Have Your Root Canal Procedure Done At Hubbard & Leath Dental
If you are experiencing pain in one particular tooth, it needs to be brought to our attention right away because you may be in need of a root canal. A root canal is needed when the nerve or the pulp of the tooth becomes infected. If this is the case, the nerve or pulp will have to be removed to prevent further infection. After the pulp or nerve is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed, and you will be pain-free.
What Exactly Is Dental Pulp?
You may have heard a dentist refer to “dental pulp” but have no idea what it is. The pulp is the soft area within the center of a tooth. Under the pulp is where the nerves of the tooth lie. The nerves run down and within the “legs” or roots of the tooth, which run down into the gums. The procedure is called a root canal because to remove the infection, the doctor has to go into the canal of the tooth where the nerves reside.
A Root Canal’s Ugly Reputation
If there is a dental procedure that creates the most anxiety in name alone, it must be a root canal procedure. The fact is that while the procedure may sound painful, it’s not really all that painful at all. The worst part of a root canal is when the infection has taken hold of the tooth before the procedure even takes place.
The longer you wait to make an appointment about the pain that you’re having in a certain tooth, the more pain you’ll be in. Once you come in to have the root canal, you will receive local anesthesia so that you feel no pain during the actual procedure. Don’t be afraid to come in to have your root canal because of an ancient myth that root canals are the worst possible dental procedure that you can have. Think about your future oral health and make an appointment today!
Root Canal Therapy
To know if you need root canal therapy, check to see if any of these signs are present:
Avoiding A Root Canal
The best option is always to avoid having a root canal. This can be done through proper dental hygiene and frequent visits to the dentist for teeth cleanings and exams. With proper care and attention given to your teeth, a root canal can be avoided!
For questions about root canals or ways to prevent having a root canal, contact us by calling 248-266-2528 or use our handy online form. We care about your family’s smiles!