The Truth About Root Canals

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    The Truth About Root Canals

    Even the bravest of patients become a bit wary at the mention of a root canal.   However, there are a lot of misconceptions about root canal procedures, and when you know the facts, you’ll see there is nothing to be afraid of.

    When Might I Need A Root Canal?

    A root canal is needed when there is an infection or inflammation of the soft tissue (pulp) inside the root of your tooth.  A root canal procedure is the best way to treat this issue to relieve pain while maintaining the natural tooth.

    Will a Root Canal Procedure Hurt?

    There is a common misconception that root canal procedures are arduous and painful.  There was some truth to this decades ago, but with advancements in technology and anesthetics, root canals are now no more uncomfortable than a routine filling.  Today, most patients express that they are pleasantly surprised by the procedure and will often describe it as painless.

    The most important thing to remember is that we care about your well-being and have your best interest at heart.  If I recommend a root canal, then it’s the best course of action to alleviate the pain you are experiencing.  Root canal procedures are increasingly routine and painless, and I’ve been treating patients with this procedure for 30 years.

    Don’t forget, my team and I are always here to help you.  For a little more information, visit our website.  You can also reach out to us at 868.631.3283.

    I look forward to seeing you at your next visit.

    David S. McGuire, DDS