If you have a throbbing toothache, minutes can feel like an eternity.
But if you’ve always believed the myths about modern root canals, you’ve probably been suffering through this pain hoping to avoid such a dreadful dental treatment.
Well, there are more reasons than one for you to get to Kirchner Dental in Jeffersonville, IN as soon as possible for an effective, and comfortable, modern root canal procedure to end your pain and save your smile!
You Shouldn’t Put Off Root Canal Treatment!
Most of the time, a root canal is needed because bad bacteria has found its way inside of your tooth and infected it. This can cause some of the most intense dental pain you could possibly experience.
If you’ve never had an infected tooth, you’re pretty lucky, because most people describe it as a constant, pulsating pain you can’t ignore, pain that can even spread to your jaw, making it impossible to focus on anything else.
The reason for this unique pain is because the inside of your tooth is where all your nerve endings live. But the pain isn’t the only reason you shouldn’t put off root canal treatment.
The infection itself can spread, not just to your surrounding teeth, but to the rest of your body if it enters your bloodstream.
For the sake of your oral and overall health, you have to get that infection removed sooner rather than later!
The Misconceptions About Modern Root Canals
Here are a couple of the most common misconceptions about root canals that could be why so many people put off getting the treatment they need:
*It’s Incredibly Painful*
This is entirely the opposite of true!
Maybe it was true long ago, but modern root canals are virtually pain-free, thanks to advanced numbing techniques like The Wand at Kirchner Dental.
The reality is that root canals aren’t painful, but instead, are what relieves the dental pain you’re probably experiencing leading up to the procedure. As we’ve already stressed, an infected tooth can be too agonizing to ignore!
The root canal not only treats the infection, but it relieves your intense pain!
If you’re anxious about the process, you can talk to us about our options in dental sedation to help you relax during the procedure.
*It Will Only Weaken Your Tooth*
Just like the pain myth, the misconception that a root canal will leave your tooth weaker is the complete opposite of reality!
After your infected tooth has been cleaned, sanitized, and filled with gutta-percha, we cap it with one of our durable same-day dental crowns. Made right here in our office while you wait, our CEREC crowns cover and protect your treated tooth to keep infection from returning, making it stronger and healthier than before!
Call Now To Schedule Your Procedure!
From the moment you walk into our Jeffersonville, IN dentist office, you’re treated with warmth, kindness, and respect. Our practice is one that focuses on your comfort, no matter the reason for your visit.
But we’re especially careful with fearful patients in need of a root canal because we understand the reputation this particular procedure has and know what it can do to the nerves and anxiety you already feel at the dentist.
Let us show you how comfortable and easy a modern root canal can be! We’ll have you feeling better, and get your mouth healthy again, in no time!