You take a sip of your precious morning coffee and wait to savor the flavor when, out of nowhere, you feel excruciating pain. You take another sip, hoping it was just a fluke, when it happens again. You decide to bypass your teeth by sipping your coffee through a stirrer and decide to look up your symptoms online. Your first search indicates that you might need a root canal, but you know that can’t be right. You continue to search, but every result is the same: Call your dentist, because you probably need a root canal. At Dental Care of Boca Raton, we want to put an end to your fears and change the reputation of root canal therapy, and there’s no better way to accomplish both than by providing a bit of education.
Nobody wants an infection, but they happen and we survive. The same can be said when your tooth pulp becomes infected. Like everything else, it can be treated and you will be fine. Also like other infections, if it is not treated, it can spread and cause more pain and further damage (including tooth loss), so no matter what think you know about root canals, you need to get to the dentist.
If you are in need of a root canal, we promise that you won’t feel a thing. We will numb the area with local anesthetic and, if it makes you more comfortable, we can provide sedation to ease your anxieties. Once we’re sure you won’t feel pain, we will begin the process of restoring your tooth.
As you can see, the malignant reputation of the root canal is completely undeserved. What’s more, a root canal is a far better option to having a tooth extracted. If you’re in need of a root canal or even a simple dental exam, we’d love to become part of your healthcare team. We look forward to serving patients from Boca Raton and the surrounding areas.