Is There An Alternative to Getting a Root Canal?
Do you cringe when you hear the words "root canal?" Well, you're not alone. Almost everyone would take the alternative . . . if there was one.
Do you have any other options when it comes to getting out of endodontic therapy?
Why A Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure in which our dentist removes a dead or injured nerve from inside your tooth. This is the best solution for relieving infection and pain without removing the tooth entirely.
If You Don't Get A Root Canal
Not taking a professional’s recommendation to get a root canal will probably only leave you in more pain. An infection in a tooth can spread to other parts of the body. The tooth will eventually need to be extracted, and you'll be faced with having to decide between a denture, bridge, or an implant.
Root Canals Aren't That Bad!
Years ago, when dental anesthetic wasn't so common, a root canal like any other dental treatment would have been uncomfortable. Thanks to the various anesthetics and sedatives available today, a root canal is no more uncomfortable than a basic dental filling.
If anything, people associate pain with root canals because it's usually extreme pain that puts them in the position of needing the procedure. Endodontic therapy, as mentioned earlier, is meant to relieve pain, not cause it.
So you have these options:
- Root canal treatment to buy your tooth several more years
- Pull the tooth
- Risk the infection
Get the facts on root canals right here at Seacrest Dental. If you suspect you have a bad tooth in need of endodontic treatment, look no further than the Emerald Coast's best root canal dentist!
Posted on behalf of Seacrest Dental