Root canal therapy is nothing to fear
Root canal therapy is one of those dental procedures that patients tend to want to avoid. Over the years, people have looked at the root canal as a procedure that is particularly unpleasant and riddled with anxiety. In reality, it is not the procedure itself that is painful and unpleasant, but the oral infection that leads to the need for treatment with your root canal dentist in Kennesaw.
Since the only pain associated with the root canal is the pain that comes before treatment, patients quickly learn that the procedure they had feared is exactly what eliminates the extreme pain they had been experiencing. When you visit your root canal dentist in Kennesaw at 32 Dental, your comfort is our number one priority. You can feel confident knowing that you will not experience pain during a root canal therapy procedure.
What leads to the need for a root canal?
At the very center of every tooth lies the nerve. The root canal is a tunnel through which the nerve broadcasts signals, and this nerve is surrounded by the tooth's pulp. Should a tooth become decayed or injured to a point where substantial damage occurs, the pulp is at risk of infection. When the pulp becomes infected, intense pain signals are broadcast by the nerve of the tooth.
There is only one way to eliminate the extreme pain of infected pulp, and that is to remove this tissue through root canal therapy. During this in-office procedure, your root canal dentist in Kennesaw removes the damaged portion of the tooth, the infected pulp, and the nerve. In doing so, all of the elements that brought about pain are removed, and you leave our office feeling far better than when you entered.
Before the root canal procedure begins, our patients are treated with local anesthetic to numb the treatment area completely. Your dentist will work quickly, using very small tools to remove all damage and infection, and the root canal is sealed off so that no bacteria may enter. A temporary crown will be placed on the treated tooth, and you are able to resume your day pain-free. You will return to our office in approximately two weeks for the placement of a permanent crown.
There is no need to feel anxious about root canal therapy, or any other dental procedure performed at 32 Dental. We take great pride in providing excellent care to our patients. Contact us to schedule your next exam.