If you have been told that you may need a root canal, you are not alone. There are many people that have received root canals, or endodontic treatments, in order to save the foundation of their teeth. Decayed or rotting teeth can be a source of great discomfort. Root canals are caused when decay reaches the nerve tissue and inside of the tooth causing damage to the nerves, as well as the inside of the tooth. Although root canals often receive a bad reputation, they are actually minimally uncomfortable compared to the tooth pain you may be feeling. Our ultimate goal here at Brevard Smiles is to ensure your optimal safety and comfort, that is why you can be confident you are receiving the best care possible during your root canal treatment with us.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is designed to treat the inside of the tooth. It addresses the internal area of your teeth called the pulp. The pulp region contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that forms during development. The pulp is an important part of the anatomy during development, however the tooth can survive without the pulp after it is fully developed. This is because the surrounding tissue continues to nourish and support it. A root canal is necessary when the pulp inside the tooth becomes infected and inflamed. If left untreated, the decayed tooth can lead to extreme discomfort and abscess.
How Does it Work?
A root canal is a restorative procedure designed to remove the inflamed and infected pulp. The inside of the tooth is cleaned and shaped to remove the harmful decay. The tooth is then sealed to protect and cover the space within the tooth. An additional visit is then needed to place a crown over the treated tooth. This is effective for restoring comfort and function of to the region that was once decayed.
Will I Feel Pain?
Dr. LoSasso’s main priority is to ensure your overall comfort. During treatment, numbing topicals and anesthetics can be administered to make sure you do not feel any pain. If the numbing decreases you, can always receive more for the duration of your treatment.
This restorative solution is designed to preserve your natural teeth while also eliminating pain. If you feel you may need a root canal procedure, we at Brevard Smiles can help. Contact us today and schedule your consultation for a healthy and radiant smile!