In a routine dental exam, the need for root canal therapy from your dentist near Woodstock may be detected
Root canal therapy is a common dental treatment that most people feel at least somewhat frightened of. This beneficial procedure has been widely performed for many decades. The tools used today are far advanced from those used in early dentistry, and techniques and anesthetics have greatly improved. Patients who visit Thirty-two Dental for root canal therapy often comment on how the procedure, performed in our office near Woodstock, was not bad at all.
Typically, people associate root canal therapy with pain. However, the infection is the source of pain and treatment relieves it. This is the case when treatment is not sought until a tooth is showing signs of damage in the way of a persistent, worsening toothache. In this situation, treating the affected tooth with root canal therapy leads to immediate pain relief and, thus, immediate benefit.
There is another scenario, however, one that, if you were to experience it, might leave you feeling confused. Sometimes, it is possible to detect infection on an x-ray before a tooth has begun to register intense pain. The tooth may have developed a dull ache, leading you to believe you might have a small cavity when, in fact, the root has become infected.
Dr. Breckley and Dr. Vo are conservative dentists who devise treatment plans carefully, with thought given to all possible options. When root canal therapy is needed, your dentist is happy to take the time to share the results of dental x-rays and other diagnostic testing with you so that you fully understand the treatment process. We find that the more patients understand what leads to dental problems, the more control they have over their own oral health.
The benefit of undergoing root canal therapy in the early stage of infection is that you are able to avoid the pain that comes as damage progresses. Root canal therapy eliminates and prevents pain. It does not cause it. The procedure is performed under local anesthetic, just like a dental filling, so no sensations other than the slight pressure of the dentist’s hand should be felt. Our team is committed to patient comfort, and we will take measures to ensure your root canal treatment is not a stressful experience.
Take control of your oral health. Contact Thirty-two Dental for your check-up.
About Dr. Sean Breckley
A graduate from the Temple University School of Dentistry and Susquehanna University, Dr. Sean Breckley is an established professional in the field of dentistry. He is a firm believer of contributing to the community and ensuring his patients receive the best possible dental care. Whilst maintaining his professionalism, Dr. Breckley takes time to get to know his patients and make sure they are comfortable and at ease to avoid any unnecessary dental anxiety and stress. He is presently a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program.
About Dr. Lan Vo
A graduate from the University of California-Irvine and Temple University School of Dentistry, Dr. Lan Vo is a highly skilled and resourceful dentist in the field of professional dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northwest District Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and a graduate of the Mercer Mastery Program whilst maintaining a certification with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Dr. Vo is very people-oriented and is a favorite amongst children and commands a great deal of trust amongst anyone who has had the fortune of being treated by her.