Re-imagining Root Canals
At Dental Bliss we’ve changed the way our guests feel about the dreaded root canal. Through the use of the latest technological advancements such as lasers and electronic anesthesia we make nerve treatment in root canals a pleasant, nonthreatening experience. Root canals no longer have to be the subject of dental horror stories. Of course if the very thought of root canals causes great anxiety we offer oral sedation to ensure our guests a wonderful experience. Let us change your mind about the “dreaded” root canal.
Root canals are named so from cleaning out the “canals” of the teeth. While many fear the actual procedure and pain that has been previously linked to getting a root canal, people who receive root canal treatment when necessary have a 45% decreased risk of cancer. In addition, if a dead nerve is not extracted via a root canal procedure, other illnesses and disease are likely to spread throughout the body. For these very reasons, it is fact that having good oral hygiene is pertinent to your overall health.
Unfortunately, when it comes to a dead nerve or rotten tooth there isn’t much you can do at home to repair the damage. Catching this issue sooner than later can, in some cases, ease the pain tremendously. Constant vigilance with your oral health regimen may be all that you need to avoid these painful scenarios.
Do I need A Root Canal?
Symptoms of a dead tooth in need of a root canal may include: a toothache, pain or acute oral discomfort, gum lesions, gum swelling, face or neck swelling, tooth discoloration, cold or heat sensitivity, or an exposed nerve. Because many of these symptoms point to other oral issues, it is recommended that you visit the dentist for a thorough exam and proper diagnosis.
During and Following A Root Canal Procedure
During a root canal, the dead or severely damaged nerve and inner pulp are cleaned from the tooth. Occasionally, dentists insert medication into the damaged tooth in order to remove infection. Then your tooth continues to sit on top of the remaining tissue. The tubules, or canals within a tooth, are an ideal place for bacteria to rapidly grow. Powerful toxins can secrete from the dead tooth undetected, causing strange symptoms and bodily disease (e.g. circulatory disease and arthritis). Take good care of your teeth for maximum recovery from a dental procedure such as this. Our specialists at Dental Bliss will ensure you have every tool at your disposal for a healthy, speedy recovery.
After a root canal has been performed, the tooth that has been filled or replaced with a crown may be lightly sensitive. In this case, be careful when chewing so that the tooth does not become contaminated, or run the risk of cracking. Many patients are back to performing normal tasks within a day or two. Continue to regularly floss and brush.
Our goal is to accurately educate our audience on the great benefits found in always practicing proper oral hygiene. This can significantly decrease the need for compulsory and emergency dental work. Eating an especially healthy diet can also further prevent root canals.
Although there are a couple of alternatives to getting a root canal, a root canal is the preferred procedure. Through our talented network of dentists and award winning locations, we can provide you with the tools you need to steer clear of root canals, as well as the best care before, during, and following procedures such as root canals. Schedule your reservation with us, today!