When it comes to the health of your smile, you have two options.
- Take preventative measures to protect your smile by flossing daily, brushing at least twice a day, and keeping regular dental appointments.
- Seek evaluation and treatment whenever any type of issue arises with your oral health.
After the baby teeth fall out, we all only get one set of permanent teeth in our lifetimes, so caring for your smile is essential. At Peninsula Dentistry, we understand that many people do not like visiting the dentist. Perhaps an unpleasant experience left an impression that all dental visits are awful, or maybe you just feel that dental visits are inconvenient. We get – we really do. However, not taking care of your smile will result in permanent damage that will cost you a great deal of time and money to correct. If an unexpected issue arises with a tooth, it is critical that you have it looked at as soon as possible to save your tooth and eliminate any pain associated with it.
Root Canal Therapy
An infected tooth is one of the most painful experiences people have. That is because deep within each tooth is the pulp of the tooth, which consists of the blood vessels and nerve endings that supply life to the tooth. If damage to the tooth occurs or infection reaches the inner layer of a tooth, the nerve endings will be continuously attacked and will shoot intense pains throughout your mouth.
Root canal therapy is an endodontic procedure that is done to save the tooth and eliminate the pain. A root canal involves cleaning out the inside of the tooth to remove all infections. Once the tooth is cleaned out, the tooth will be treated with a medication to kill any lingering bacteria and prevent future infections from occurring. The tooth will then be filled with a rubber-like substance, and a custom crown will be placed on top of the tooth. The entire procedure is done under local anesthetic so that you will not feel any pain. If you need more in the way of relaxation for the procedure, sedation dentistry can be administered to help keep you calm and free from any discomfort.
It is a misunderstanding to associate root canals with pain. Root canal therapy is a procedure done to alleviate pain and restore your tooth.
At Peninsula Dentistry, we are here for all of your oral health care needs. If you have a painful tooth, please do not ignore it. Call our practice today for an appointment to protect your smile.