Root canals are one of the most feared procedures in all of dentistry. If you are told that you need a root canal, don’t panic. Chances are you’re experiencing some pain. A root canal from Chesterfield Smile Design will alleviate that pain.
A successful root canal (or endodontic treatment, as it is formally known) can save a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting the area that is left, and sealing it.
Root canals have the reputation of being painful, but this is not the case anymore. Your comfort is of the utmost importance to us. From local painkillers and numbing agents, we will make sure you are comfortable during the procedure.
Once the infected tissue is removed, your dentist will focus on helping the oral site heal, which may require another visit.
Here’s the most important take-away from this blog post: when people think about root canals, the first thing that usually comes to mind is pain. But the pain you’re feeling is caused by an infected tooth. The root canal will eliminate that pain.
If you have a tooth that is bothering you, call Chesterfield Smile Design in Chesterfield MO to schedule an appointment. We’ll figure out what is going on, and determine the best course of treatment. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening, as well as dental implants. Schedule a consultation today.
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