Let’s face it, we are all procrastinators at some point. We can all choose to put off doing things we don’t want to do, especially when it involves going to the doctor or dentist. Yet, we also know deep down that putting off a necessary appointment or treatment won’t offer a solution to the problem we’re facing. If you have a painful or infected tooth inside your mouth, avoiding the dentist is the worst thing you can do.
An infected tooth is one of the most painful things that you may ever experience. Every tooth has its own blood supply and nerve endings that supply life to the tooth. When a tooth becomes infected, the nerve endings are attacked continuously – sending intense pain to your tooth and the entire mouth. In extreme situations where an infection has been ignored for too long, an abscess can develop. Failure to address a severely damaged or infected tooth can lead to multiple teeth being affected, jawbone injury, health problems, and the loss of your tooth or teeth.
Root Canals Are Painless
A root canal procedure is done to remove an infection from a tooth to relieve pain. Unfortunately, many people associate the solution (a root canal) to the actual problem. This troubling misunderstanding is what causes many people to put off necessary treatment, but a root canal is one of the best lines of defense against the loss of a diseased or damaged tooth.
The best thing about a root canal is that you go to the dentist in extreme pain, and you leave without pain. During a root canal, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area around the infected tooth. The tooth is opened up, and the infection is removed. The tooth is then thoroughly cleaned, medicated, and sealed to prevent any future infection. The entire procedure is very similar to having a filling replaced, and it is nothing to fear.
If you are suffering from a toothache or suspect tooth damage that requires a root canal, do not put off having treatment done. Contact Gwinnett Family Dental Care today to schedule an immediate appointment.
Posted on behalf of Gwinnett Family Dental Care