Don't Put Off That Root Canal

There are two things many people avoid like the plague: going to the doctor and going to the dentist. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we get it. We really do. Even though caring for smiles is what we are committed to, we understand that not everyone shares our passion. However, we do want to encourage you to take care of your smile at all costs.

You will only get one set of permanent teeth in your lifetime, so caring for them well is extremely important. You can prevent most oral health issues by flossing daily, brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and making routine dental visits a priority. However, if an unexpected issue does arise, you need to make sure that you have it looked at and treated as soon as possible.

Infected Teeth Are Painful. Treatment is Not!

An infected tooth is one of the most painful things you can experience. Inside every tooth are sensitive nerve endings and blood vessels that supply life to the tooth. When a tooth becomes infected, the nerve endings feel all of the pain. Once an infection becomes severe, you won’t even have to touch the tooth to feel the pain – excruciating sensations will fire on all cylinders as the roots of the tooth become infected.

Root canal therapy is a procedure that will remove the pain from your tooth and save the tooth. Root canal therapy involves cleaning and sterilizing the central chambers of the tooth and eradicating the harmful bacteria. The infected tooth pulp is carefully removed, and the tooth is filled with a special material that seals off any future infection.

For a long time, people associated root canals with pain. Their teeth were in so much pain that they associated the solution with the problem. This could not be farther from the truth! A root canal is painless, and it will remove the painful infection from your tooth.

At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we encourage you to visit our office at the first sign of trouble within your mouth. Don’t ignore tooth pain! Contact our practice to schedule an appointment to restore your smile and remove the pain.

Posted on behalf of Montevallo Family Dentistry