If you’ve been told by a dentist that you need root canal therapy, or endodontics, don’t dismiss it as an optional procedure or one you can put off months down the road. Root canal therapy is designed to not only relieve your tooth pain, but to also save your natural tooth from needing an extraction.
Patients tend to neglect root canal therapy because they are scared or intimidated by the procedure or they can’t afford the treatment. Both scenarios are unfounded if you choose Park South Dentistry. Not only do we perform painless root canal therapy under modern anesthetics, but we also offer easy financing plans to ensure your budget never stands in the way of your oral health.
Another leading reason why patients avoid root canals is the unfortunate misconception that a tooth extraction is an easier, faster and cheaper solution. It is important to know the facts here. While removing a tooth can certainly stop the pain, you’ll be left with a gap in your smile that will need to be replaced by a dental implant. Even a back molar that is missing will cause consequences, ranging from eating and speaking challenges to bone loss and shifting teeth.
Endodontics is a time-tested treatment method for restoring a tooth from severe decay, infection or damage. Most patients are in significant pain when the inner tooth pulp is compromised or infected in any way, as this is where your tooth nerves reside. During a root canal, we will disinfect the inner tooth chamber and fill the canal with a special inert material, which seals it off and protects the tooth from future infections. If the tooth is too weak for everyday function, a dental crown may be placed after your root canal procedure.
Root canals are nothing to fear. In fact, they should be considered heroic, as this type of treatment can eliminate your pain and save your smile! If you need a root canal, don’t delay – go ahead and schedule your endodontic treatment at Park South Dentistry today. We are confident that we can create a positive experience and positive results!