When it comes to root canals, they are one of the most misunderstood treatment options in dentistry. Many patients believe that root canal treatment is extremely painful, quite risky and even ineffective, unfortunately, this is just misinformation that has been spread around for decades. Today, Katy Smiles Center is discussing root canals and what you need to know about them.
When a tooth root/pulp becomes decayed, damaged or even infected it can begin to present quite a few uncomfortable symptoms. This is due to the fact the deep within the tooth, nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues are stored. Damage, decay, and infection in this area can result in damage to the nerve, blood vessels and other tissues, resulting in pain, infection and other complications. Root canal treatment can address the issue and save the patient from having to have their affected tooth removed completely.
Root canal treatment is actually a pretty simple procedure. First, your dentist will create a tiny hole in the affected tooth, allowing them to access the root canal and pulp of the tooth. Once they have access to the root canal of your tooth, the entire area is thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and sealed. Following root canal treatment, it is recommended to receive a dental crown which can provide additional strength, support, and protection while improving the appearance of the affected tooth.
They are not painful, in fact, prior to treatment your dentist will numb the entire area, making sure that nothing is felt during the treatment. Following your root canal, medication can be taken if any discomfort is experienced.
Think that your smile may benefit from root canals in Katy, TX? Contact Katy Smiles Center today, we are always pleased to have new patients at our dental practice and would be more than happy to get you added on to our schedule for a root canal consultation in Katy. We look forward to treating you and your smile!