Why Needing Root Canal Treatment Could Be No Big Deal

Needing root canal treatment isn’t fun. Not only does it mean that your tooth has a severe case of decay, and if you’ve never had the procedure, then the prospect of cleaning out the interior of your tooth can seem daunting. However, root canal treatment itself is rarely as complex or daunting as patients often fear it is. In fact, at our El Paso, TX, dental office, we can usually perform root canal treatment during a single visit to our office, and with much more comfort than you would expect.

Your tooth won’t hurt anymore

When your tooth becomes internally infected, it means the infection (or tooth decay) has reached the pulp chamber that houses the tooth’s nerves. The point of root canal treatment is to remove these and other infected tissues from the pulp and the root canal that connects to it, which relieves the intense pain that the infection was causing. Following your root canal treatment, you’ll no longer have to deal with the intense discomfort in your tooth, even after the local anesthesia wears off of it.

You’ll have a better chance of saving it

Severe tooth infection can pose a serious threat to your oral health when it’s left untreated. The root canal connected to your tooth’s pulp travels into the root’s socket within your jawbone. In extreme cases, decay can travel through the canal and lead to increasingly more serious oral health infection. The decay may also destroy enough of your healthy tooth structure that restoring the tooth is no longer an option. To save your smile, the tooth would have to be extracted, and preferably replaced with a dental implant and crown.

It can be completed in just a single visit

To help make your treatment more comfortable and convenient, we often perform root canal treatment in just a single visit to our office. After a careful examination to determine the exact extent of your tooth infection, we can treat your tooth without having to refer you to a third-party specialist at an off-site location. This means you can treat and save your tooth faster, and you won’t have to take extra time out of your schedule to do so.

Find out if you need root canal treatment

Dealing with internal tooth decay can be a pain, but with custom root canal treatment, it doesn’t have to be as big of a deal as you’d expect. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling the Sunny Smiles dental office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We also have offices in Chaparral, Canutillo, and Vinton so we can easily serve patients throughout all surrounding communities.