When the average person hears the words “root canal” most will cringe because root canal therapy has a reputation for being painful. However, the truth about root canal therapy is this treatment is used to relieve pain and is very similar to getting a routine filling done.
A Root canal is also known as an Endodontic treatment, deals with the nerve tissues found inside the tooth. When the nerve has become infected, inflamed, or otherwise compromised, chances are you will need a root canal.
An infected tooth is typically caused by existing tooth decay or because the tooth has been injured, is cracked, or is broken. If you experience a toothache that worsens over time, you probably have an infection.
During root canal therapy, the pulp (nerve) and the tissues that surround the tooth are removed to save a tooth that has either died due to trauma or has become infected because of a large existing filling, a broken tooth, or decay that is invaded the nerve.
If you have a toothache that is not getting better. You don’t need to be anxious about endodontic treatment! Modern dental techniques have made root canals much more comfortable than they were in years past. Most of our patient’s report feeling very minimal pain if any at all.
If you are in pain and suspect you might be in need root canal therapy, contact Inglewood Family Dental to arrange for your root canal therapy consultation with Dr. Arash Ravanbakhsh today.