Root Canal Therapy Bradenton FL
Nothing strikes fear into the heart of a dental patient more than the words, “You need a root canal.” Because they’ve mistakenly been labeled as painful, root canals have developed a bad reputation over the years.
Did you know, however, that root canal therapy actually relieves your pain, not causes it? The pain you experience is caused by the infection of your tooth and root, and by dispelling some of the fear that surrounds root canal therapy, we hope to make the experience more positive for our patients.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
Infection, accidents, trauma, or injury to your tooth are all situations that can necessitate the need for a root canal. When the root of your tooth becomes injured or infected, you may begin to feel sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and beverages, followed by a constant ache that will grow more severe over time.
If you experience these symptoms, it’s important that you contact our office right away because pain and infection won’t go away on their own. In fact, your pain will get more severe and your infection could potentially travel to other areas of your body.
Root canal therapy can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.
Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?
Dr. Clarke is gentle, caring, and experienced; he’ll use a local anesthetic to numb you prior to your procedure. The numbing actually relieves the pain from your trauma or infection, and you won’t feel any discomfort during your root canal therapy.
Dr. Clarke removes the infected or injured nerve through a small hole placed in the top of your tooth, and then the hole is sealed with a temporary filling and your tooth is allowed time to heal. After root canal therapy is completed, your tooth is not as strong as it once was, and Dr. Clarke may recommend that your tooth be restored and strengthened with a dental filling or crown.
Root canal therapy is a great way to save your tooth from extraction and preserve your root and natural tooth structure, and most patients are pleasantly surprised at how easy the procedure actually is.
Contact Our Office as Soon as Possible
Call Laser Dentistry right away if you’re experiencing symptoms such as sensitivity, pain, or tenderness when biting or chewing or a constant toothache. Our team makes every effort to see emergency patients in a timely and efficient manner, and the quicker we can diagnose your condition, the quicker we can get you feeling comfortable and back on the path to wellness again.
Just remember that it’s important to act quickly, as it may mean the difference between tooth loss and saving your natural tooth.