Dental pain can be unbearable. But a root canal might just be the solution!
Has one of our Salem, NH dentists Dr. Nicholas Papapetros, Dr. Jhon Giraldo or Dr. Paul Masterson recently told you that you need to have a root canal? Do you have your procedure scheduled but are still feeling a bit nervous about it? That’s completely normal before any dental treatment, but our goal is to make you feel comfortable. Find out more about root canals and why there really isn’t anything to worry about.
What is a dental pulp and why does it need to be removed?
If you were to look inside the tooth you would find soft tissue known as the dental pulp. While the pulp was important for the development of the tooth, once the tooth has developed it doesn’t actually need the pulp to survive.
Sometimes decay, infection or direct trauma to the tooth can irritate or even infect the dental pulp. Once this problem reaches the inside of the tooth the only way for your general dentist in Salem, NH to treat the tooth is with a root canal.
Of course, many people who are dealing with any of these problems will often notice pretty persistent or severe dental pain. Tooth pain is not to be ignored. This pain can make it difficult to open your mouth or chew food. But the purpose of a root canal is to remove the infected or irritated pulp and eliminate your pain for good.
But aren’t root canals painful?
Sadly, root canals get a bad rap for being painful and invasive, but you’ll be surprised to find out that having this procedure done is really no more complicated or stressful than getting a dental filling placed. In fact, many root canals can be performed in just one or two visits, depending on the severity of your condition and other personal factors. But because this is performed under local anesthesia, you’ll feel comfortable during your treatment.
Don’t let a problem tooth ruin your smile. At the first sign of problems turn to Stiles Family Dentistry in Salem, NH to get your smile back on track. Enjoy a healthy smile for life!