If you have never had a root canal, then chances are the idea terrifies you. This is unfortunate because the benefits of root canals are known to dentists and to satisfied patients everywhere. You have probably heard horror stories about root canals, but they are not true. Root canals are not painful, you will recover quickly and easily, and there are generally no complications – you will not even have to take time off from work.
Root canal treatment is not painful. It actually eases the pain that you are experiencing due to a tooth infection. Your tooth is comprised of three layers – the enamel, which is the hard part that you can see, the dentin, which is a bit softer, and the pulp, which is very soft and where the pain is located when you have a tooth infection. This is what you need to know if you are going to truly understand the benefits of root canals.
To perform a root canal treatment, your dentist digs down deep into your tooth to remove the infected pulp. This procedure will not hurt, because it is done using a local anesthetic, the same as you would receive if you were having a filling or an extraction done. Once the pulp is cleaned out, your dentist will fill the tooth, and then place a crown to protect what remains of the tooth and protect it from further damage. This is the very best of the benefits of root canals – you will be able to use the tooth the way you couldn’t before – you will be able to chew and bite without pain.
So now you know that root canals do not cause pain. No matter what anyone tells you, you can rest assured that a root canal treatment will ease your pain.
Now you understand the benefits of root canals, so you can stop being afraid, and deal with your toothache. Call Dr. Harold Krinsky at 773-685-9666, or use the convenient form on our Contact Us page to request a consultation. On the day of your appointment, you will find us at 4801 W Peterson Avenue, Suite 316, Sauganash, IL 60646.