The root canal seems to be the bane of many dental patients’ existence, yet why is this so? Why dread such an effective and beneficial treatment? At Rivercrest Family Dental in New Braunfels, TX we want our patients to understand how valuable root canals and endodontics are to their long term oral health and wellness. When they do, they won’t ever again dread hearing they are a candidate for root canals.
The Root Canal Explained
Do you know just what it is that root canals accomplish? As your preferred dentist in New Braunfels, we encourage you to consider that root canals accomplish many things. The first is to end the extreme pain and sensitivity you have been experiencing in one or more of your teeth. The next is to actually save the tooth, which would otherwise face extraction.
Root canal therapy is a form of endodontics, which is the area of dentistry that focuses on the inside of the tooth. If you find out you are a candidate for root canals, you will work with our endodontist to determine your plan for treatment. The reason you will be deemed a candidate for root canals is simple – one or more of your teeth have decay that has moved from the outside to the inner pulp of the tooth, and down into one or more of the roots. This is why it hurts so much – the decay is harming the nerve inside the tooth and the issue needs to be addressed quickly to save the tooth and end your pain.
Who Is a Candidate for Root Canals?
Interestingly enough, one of the only factors that determine your candidacy for a root canal is your willingness to have it done. Often, people fear the treatment and say they want the tooth or teeth extracted. We advise against this because it is so important to save adult teeth whenever possible, and because the root canal is no more uncomfortable or challenging than a filling.
Schedule Your Root Canal in New Braunfels Today
Do you think it is time to address your dental pain, even if it is solved with a root canal? We hope so, and encourage you to call our New Braunfels, TX office at 830-625-7611. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.