Decreasing the potential for root canal therapy with preventative care from your dental doctor near Acworth
Root canal therapy is a very beneficial form of restorative care, used in specific circumstances. Although this procedure can eliminate pain and save a damaged tooth, most people would like to avoid it at all costs. Sadly, root canal treatment has been portrayed as painful, lengthy, and many things that it isn't. The stories that have been passed along, however, keep some people from seeking treatment when they should – treatment that may actually keep them from needing a root canal in the first place.
The truth is that the root canal treatment performed by your doctor near Acworth is not painful at all. Dr. Breckley and Dr. Vo have extensive training in performing root canal therapy, and use the latest tools and techniques to get to the source of pain quickly and effectively. After treatment is completed, you will leave our office feeling comfortable and happy with your restored smile.
The need for root canal therapy arises when the inner portion of a tooth, the pulp, has become infected. In the pulp chamber and the root canal, nerves, and blood vessels that supply the tooth are present. Due to the presence of the nerve, infection in the the tooth will typically cause a toothache that will progressively get worse. Surrounding the pulp chamber are several layers of matter, including dentin and the strong outer layer of enamel, meant to protect this area from the effects of oral bacteria.
Avoiding the telltale signs of early dental problems can be easy, as can skipping dental check-ups, especially if you are one who tends to feel anxious about visiting the dentist. The best way to avoid the need for root canal treatment is, to keep up with the routine dental visits that will detect problems when they are still small.
Our teeth can be affected in several ways. The most common reason that root canal therapy becomes necessary is that a cavity is not treated, and progresses in severity until the pulp tissue becomes infected. By caring for teeth with daily brushing and flossing, and seeing your dentist every six months, you give yourself the best possible chance of maintaining a healthy, pain-free smile.
At Thirty-two Dental, our team provides gentle, compassionate dental care for your every dental need. Contact our office today for your appointment with Dr. Breckley or Dr. Vo.