When you need a root canal treatment, you’ll definitely know it. The most misconceived concept about root canals is that they’re painful. But in reality, the real pain comes from your infected tooth that needs to be treated, not the treatment itself. Your Midlothian dentist at Long Family Dental is here to relieve your pain, not cause more of it.
How can I tell if I need a root canal?
People who need root canals in Midlothian have severe tooth pain or other pain inducing symptoms. If you have any of these signs of dental issues, visit our dental office as soon as possible for a professional opinion.
- serious pain when eating
- swelling in the mouth
- extreme sensitivity to hot or cold substances
- discoloration of your teeth
- pimple-like bumps on the gums
These are all serious signs of infected teeth, which not only cause severe discomfort but can also lead to tooth loss or other systematic health problems. If either of our dental professionals, Dr. Chris Long or Dr. Robert Long, recommend that you undergo root canal treatment, then we suggest you take a breath and evaluate your options.
Why should I consider getting a root canal?
A root canal, which is also known as an endodontic treatment, is necessary when the inside of your tooth (the pulp that contains nerve endings) becomes inflamed or infected. Simply put, the objective of the procedure is to save a tooth which would otherwise need to be removed. If you’re looking to avoid tooth extraction of an infected tooth, getting a root canal is your best bet.
Endodontic treatment has an incredibly high success rate. Many root canal-treated teeth last a lifetime because your dentist not only removes the infected pulp and dangerous dental debris, but they also will seal the tooth with a strong dental crown to avoid future infections. When you visit Long Family Dental for this procedure, you essentially have nothing to worry about. According to statistics, more than 95% of the procedures are successful allowing the tooth to remain in function.
We Care About Your Comfort
Many patients avoid getting the necessary dental care their smile needs because they’re scared of how much the procedures and treatments will hurt. When, down the line, they’re causing much more pain than avoiding it. Long Family Dental wants every appointment you have with us to be a pleasant, comfortable experience despite the type of treatment you need.
If you need a root canal, we will use local anesthetics to numb the affected area and any other sedatives you may need for dental anxiety. After the procedure is completed you can expect a bit of swelling a minor discomfort, but nothing that our doctor prescribed medication can’t help you cope with.
Contact Long Family Dental
If you still have questions or concerns about root canal treatment, feel free to give our office a call. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule consultation for you to meet with one of our dental experts.