you are about to get a root canal in Amherst, NY
, you probably want to
know more about the procedure. In some good news, patients find their root
canals no more painful than a regular filling. Here’s the lowdown on root
Do You Suspect You Need a Root
you experience tooth pain, it is possible that you need a root canal. For
example, discolored teeth, tooth sensitivity, recurring pimples on the gum and
pain when you apply pressure to a tooth are all indicative that you could need
a root canal. You should see a family dentist
, general dentist or endodontist
as soon as possible, and for sure if the pain is so immense that it interferes
with your sleep.
Purpose of Root Canals
nutshell, the goal of a root canal is to stop tooth decay. It prevents issues
such as bone loss, tooth loss and abscesses of the tooth that are likely to
occur if a problem goes on untreated. During a root canal, infections and root
canal material are excised.
What Causes the Damage?
causes of your tooth pain can vary, but common causes include facial trauma
such as a punch to the cheek, and outsized cavities. Other causes include
repeated grinding or clenching of the teeth, or tooth chips and cracks. If one
of your teeth has been subject to repeated procedures, it is also possible for
infection to occur.
Reputation, Be Gone!
true that root canals are portrayed in mediums such as TV as immensely painful.
However, the large majority of patients say that they are about as painful as a
regular filling. In addition, dentists use numbing agents, sedation or gas to
minimize pain, and some further distract their patients by encouraging them to
watch a movie or listen to an audiobook or music during the root canal.
Call Us Today
you are experiencing tooth pain or want to find out more about a root canal
in Amherst, NY,
the office of Dr. James Lesinski
Give us a call today at the number for new patients at (716) 691-4470.
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