Hearing that you need a root canal is never welcome news. That’s probably because root canals are associated with pain. Painful root canals may have been true once upon a time, but rest assured: at Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark, root canal therapy is relatively painless, and the benefits far outweigh any drawbacks.
Root canals have improved greatly over the years, and today most patients report that they aren’t all that different than having a cavity filled. They are, in fact, a fairly common procedure.
Why We Do Root Canals
Root canals become necessary when the nerve below a tooth becomes infected. The infection can be quite painful, which leads to another point about root canals: they don’t cause pain, they relieve it.
The procedure is done to remove the diseased pulp from within the tooth. If it isn’t removed, the infection can get worse and lead to other issues, including systemic problems and diseases in other parts of the body. Done properly, a root canal preserves the natural tooth.
After treatment, you may experience a little discomfort. The usual remedy to this is an over-the-counter pain reliever. Most patients are getting back to normal within a day or so.
At Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark, a root canal is nothing to fear. Patients from Lake of the Ozarks and Osage Beach come to our practice for general and restorative dentistry, and much more. Call us to schedule your next checkup today!
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