Posts for tag: Root Canals
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.
Dental procedures don’t have to hurt. In fact, a root canal can alleviate the pain!
Do the words “root canal” have you running for the hills? Not so fast! Before you start getting worked up over getting a root canal, know that this procedure is actually easy to perform and isn’t any more invasive than getting a dental filling. Don’t believe it? Ask our McDonough, GA dentist, Dr. Robert Brooks!
Getting to the Root of the Problem
Teeth are amazingly strong. However, decay, infection and trauma can still take its toll on teeth no matter how resilient they are. When any of these issues affect the health of the dental pulp (the inside of the tooth), a root canal is usually the best course of action.
The purpose of a root canal is to remove the infected pulp to protect the tooth from further damage. In fact, getting this simple procedure could actually save the health of your tooth and prevent a possible tooth extraction. While root canals don’t always have the most positive connotation, modern dentistry is pretty amazing and our McDonough general dentist’s goal is to make sure that you feel comfortable during any dental procedure
Why You Shouldn’t Worry
While needing a dental procedure can feel a bit stressful, know that root canals are not designed to cause pain. In fact, most people dealing with an infected or inflamed dental pulp are already dealing with a substantial amount of pain. It’s amazing how severe and excruciating dental pain can be. But the purpose of a root canal is to eliminate the pain. In fact, some patients even experience immediate relief after their procedure.
And if this isn’t enough to make you feel at bit more at ease, know that root canal therapy is performed under local anesthesia. This means the treated area will be completely numb before we even start your procedure. You won’t feel a thing while we are hard at work to disinfect and rebuild your tooth.
A root canal doesn’t have to be scary. We will walk you through every step of the process. If you want compassionate dental care in McDonough, GA you can trust turn to Brooks Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today!