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Rating: 5 Dr. David Lamothe Reviewed by Edward LaPorta"My first visit to Smyrna Dental & Implant Center was shortly after it opened in 2008. My Dad, who was 90 years old at that time, had a dental issue. We just walked in, no appt."
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The thought of a root canal makes many patients twinge. However, root canals are not scary, as many have been led to believe. Patients who are experiencing pain and discomfort from an infected tooth will benefit from having root canal therapy, which can eliminate the pain and allow the patient to go about their life without dental problems holding them back. This is accomplished by the dentist performing a root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy is a routine procedure that is done on a tooth that has become damaged, infected, or decayed to the point where the dental pulp inside has been affected
. The dental pulp inside of a natural tooth is where the nerves, blood supply, and tissues are housed. When decay, trauma, or infection has reached this portion of the tooth, patients may begin to feel pain and discomfort. The only way to address this is to perform root canal therapy.
The procedure is relatively simple. First, the patient is properly numbed with local anesthetic and the dentist at Smyrna Dental & Implant Center drills into the tooth to reach the dental pulp. Small instruments are used to remove the dental pulp and the area is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Then the tooth is filled and sealed, and a dental crown is placed over the tooth to protect it from damage
After a root canal, patients return home with aftercare instructions from Smyrna Dental & Implant Center, and are able to enjoy life again without dental pain! Instead of being a feared procedure, root canals should be celebrated for eliminating pain and discomfort from a patient’s mouth. It is also the best way to address a diseased tooth without requiring an extraction and further reconstructive procedures. Root canals can save a natural tooth, resulting in less expense and fewer concerns for the patient in the future.
If you are experiencing unexplained pain or discomfort in a tooth, it may require root canal therapy. Call the team at Smyrna Dental & Implant Center today to schedule an initial examination to determine if a root canal is necessary to eliminate the dental concerns that you have.