Due to the portrayal in movies and television, root canal therapy can have an unsettling connotation for many people. Whether you know it as root canal therapy or root canal treatment or endodontic treatment or just a root canal, the should have your mind at ease over this helpful procedure. With the technology and training of modern dentistry, root canal therapy is often on the same experience level for the patient as getting a filling. Most importantly, root canal therapy can save your tooth from loss, severe pain, or necessary extraction. If you live in Fort Worth, Texas, talk to your team at 7 Day Dental if you have more questions about root canal therapy.
Is It Very Painful?
In most situations, by the time a root canal treatment is required to treat a tooth, there is already quite a bit of pain. Root canal therapy is used to treat severely damaged or decayed teeth that often have an extensive amount of inflammation and/or infection. Root canal therapy often relieves the severe pain of a toothache. While there may be some discomfort in the days following, the treatment itself is done under local anesthesia.
Do I Really Need It?
If it is recommended that you need root canal therapy, it is because the inner chamber of your tooth is experiencing some serious distress. Whether from a breakage or from a cavity that was allowed to progress too far, an infected and inflamed inner chamber of your tooth can be potentially dangerous. Once an infection is allowed this deep within your tooth, it can enter your bloodstream to carry the infection elsewhere in your body. To prevent reaching this stage (which would probably require an extraction of the tooth), root canal therapy can be done to disinfect the inner parts of the tooth and restore it. Restoring your tooth can stabilize your smile.
Put your mind at ease
Root canal therapy can be an effective way to treat a tooth. To schedule a consultation, call the 7Day Dental office closest to you! Our offices are located in Fort Worth, TX, at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive. Our Benbrook office is now open, call 817-349-7860.