Root Canal Therapy
Receiving the news that you need a root canal strikes fear into the hearts of even the bravest patients!
At McCall family dentistry, we want to set the record straight and alleviate your fears about root canal therapy. Here are some important facts you should know about root canal therapy:
First, did you know that it’s not the root canal that causes your pain? It’s actually the infection in your tooth, which root canal therapy will help alleviate.
Next, did you know that without root canal therapy, your tooth is at risk for loss? A root canal can actually preserve your natural tooth.
When Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
When your tooth becomes decayed, fractured, injured, or infected, you may begin to experience severe pain. This often starts with sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
It’s important to understand that a dental infection will not go away on its own, so we encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible. If left untreated, your infection is likely to spread to other critical areas in your body and increase your risk for tooth loss.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Dr. Jim or Dr. Ryan will remove your infected tissue through a small access in the top of your tooth. Once the infection is completely cleaned out, they’ll seal your tooth with a temporary filling, and allow it time to heal.
After your tooth has healed, you’ll need to restore it with a dental crown or permanent filling since it’s not as strong as it was before root canal therapy.
Will My Root Canal Hurt?
At McCall Family Dentistry, your comfort is our top priority. We understand how painful a dental infection can be, and we’ll do everything we can to see you as soon as possible, diagnose your condition quickly, and get you treated and back on the path to wellness. Dental anesthetics will ensure that you don’t feel anything during your treatment, and we use rotary endodontics to complete your root canal therapy quickly and efficiently.
Rotary endodontic tools are electric and made of nickel titanium instead of stainless steel. The titanium is more flexible and allows for a more comfortable and consistent treatment, while electricity makes treatment faster and more efficient. Electric tools are also quieter, which makes the experience less stressful for patients.
If you’re experiencing dental pain or sensitivity, we encourage you to contact McCall Family Dentistry right away. With Dr. Jim and Dr. Ryan on your side, you’ll be feeling comfortable again in no time!