Root Canal Treatment
Use the term, “root canal,” and many folks start shaking. “Oh no, anything but that!” So… when was the last time you had a root canal? Times have changed and so have root canal procedures.
Have you ever had an abscessed tooth? If so, you know the throbbing pain and swollen gums that go along with it and the inevitable trip to the dentist for what usually turns out to be a root canal.
In the not too long ago past, the term “root canal,” brought to mind painful images but not anymore! Root canal therapy has definitely “grown -up” into a far less fearful procedure and is no more painful than getting a tooth filled! In fact, the purpose of a root canal is to relieve pain, not cause it!
In very simple terms, a root canal removes infected tissue from the roots of the tooth beneath the gums. This is done to save the part of the tooth above the gums, Minimize the risk of further damage, Prevent the loss of the tooth entirely, requiring more extensive and expensive treatment.
Conventional Root Canal
Depending on the severity of the infection, the doctor may prescribe an antibiotic for the infection prior to performing the actual procedure.