How Root Canals Can Help Soothe Your Pain
Suddenly dealing with a toothache? This could be a sign that you need a root canal.
We know that going to the dentist isn’t your idea of the perfect day; however, regular dental care is important if you want to maintain healthy teeth and gums. At some point you may be faced with a dental problem that requires immediate care and our McDonough, GA, dentists Dr. Robert Brooks and Dr. Brent Johnson can provide you with the urgent treatment you need when problems like decay, infection or trauma arise. Here are some of the signs that you might need root canal treatment,
The Purpose of a Root Canal
When bacteria get inside the tooth it can damage or inflame the dental pulp, a structure made up of tissue, nerves and blood vessels. Bacteria are able to get inside a tooth if there is severe decay or damage to the outside of a tooth (e.g. fracture; crack). Once the pulp is inflamed or infected the only option is to remove it. This requires a root canal.
But I’ve heard that root canal treatment hurts!
There are a lot of stories out there about root canals and some of them aren’t so positive. First, we highly recommend that you don’t read these stories unless you want to scare yourself, which we imagine you don’t want to do. Instead, sit down and talk with our McDonough, GA, dentists about your concerns. They can answer your questions and address your concerns in a way that no website or online story can.
Despite what you might have heard or read about a root canal it is really nothing to stress over. In fact, not getting a root canal when you need it most could actually cause you more stress. If you are concerned about getting a root canal here are some things to keep in mind,
Root canals get rid of pain: Chances are good that you are in a substantial amount of pain right now. Most people don’t even realize that they are dealing with a dental problem until pain sets in. Once the pain appears it’s often nagging and severe. It might even keep you up at night. By removing the dental pulp (aka: the source of the pain) through a simple root canal we remove the pain for good. So instead of causing pain a root canal actually gets rid of the pain.
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible during any dental procedure you receive in our office. This involves making sure that you have the proper anesthetic and sedation needed. Local anesthesia is applied to the area prior to treatment, so you won’t feel a thing. If you notice any discomfort at any point during your treatment just let us know and we will fix it. It’s that easy.
If you are experiencing dental pain or other issues, the dental team at Brooks Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in McDonough, GA, can provide you with the care you need. Call our office right away at (678) 583-0330.