Is a root canal treatment painful?

attractive asian middle aged smilingRoot canal therapy is a dental procedure that is used to treat infection in the tissues at the root of a tooth. The procedure involves the removal of the infected tissues and the cleaning and sealing of the root canal. This procedure is performed by the dentists at our practice locations in Clarksville and Brentwood, TN and allows patients to restore their smile–especially when experiencing pain.

Is root canal therapy painful?

It is a common misconception for all adults that root canal therapy is a painful procedure, when in fact, it is often a toothache or severe pain that brings the patient into a dental practice to find a resolution. While the root canal treatment seems invasive, it is needed in situations where a problem has arisen that requires immediate care to save a tooth. The procedure is always performed with proper sedative and anesthetic to ensure patients don’t feel a thing, and we always walk patients through the process so they understand what is being done while we do it. We don’t want our patients to experience any “surprises” during their procedures.

Is there an alternative to root canal therapy?

If you feel uneasy about undergoing root canal therapy, there is nothing to be afraid of. This procedure is done to avoid the removal of a tooth. Extraction of a tooth does require patients to consider tooth replacement options such as dentures, bridges, and dental implants, which can become costly. The cost of performing root canal therapy is often much less, and requires less care and attention than tooth replacement solutions. We encourage patients to fully understand the procedure to ensure they are comfortable with our team performing it.

How do I find out more?

Learning about roto canal therapy and other treatments is a good way to expand your knowledge on dental procedures that may need to be performed to save a natural tooth. At Schmitt Dental, we encourage you to call one of our three office locations to book an appointment in the communities of Brentwood and Clarksville, TN. Call us today to request a visit and learn more about this and other dental services available at our state-of-the-art dental facility.

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