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.