When patients hear the words “root canal,” they often get a little apprehensive about moving forward with treatment. They may have come in with a toothache and find that they require this procedure to eliminate the pain. However, it may seem scary. Thankfully, root canals are far from scary and painful. They eliminate the pain by removing the pulp of the tooth and sealing it off for protection. Also known as endodontic therapy, root canals can be extremely beneficial. Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental work with patients to help them understand the benefits of endodontics and how they can be extremely advantageous when problems arise.
What can endodontics achieve?
Below are many of the advantages of having treatment that patients can enjoy.
It is no surprise that patients who require this treatment often come into the dental office complaining of a toothache. The only two ways to address this is to either perform endodontic therapy or to extract the tooth. Root canal therapy is much less invasive.
Maintain Natural Tooth Structure
Our practice believes in keeping natural teeth unless it is absolutely necessary to remove them. This is also the case with root canal therapy. Root canal therapy removes the dental pulp from inside the tooth that houses the nerves causing the pain, and keeps the structure of the tooth in place.
This also eliminates the need for tooth restorations such as implants, bridges, or dentures.
Maintain Bone Structure
By keeping the natural tooth in place, the bone of the jaw is also maintained. Removing a tooth can result in the loss of bone, which can cause other problems down the road, including loose teeth.
Be Done Safely and Effectively
Root canal procedures have been done for decades and are routine for the dentists of 32 Dental. The teeth are sealed to reduce the chances of infection and eliminate the need for removal.
Be Quick and Easy
Most patients have their root canal procedure completed in less than an hour with proper sedation and anesthetics for comfort.