Hearing that you need a root canal is never welcome news. That’s probably because root canals are associated with pain. At Harris Dental in Phoenix, you can rest assured: root canal therapy is all but painless, and the benefits far outweigh any drawbacks.
Nowadays most patients report that root canals aren’t all that different than having a cavity filled. They are, in fact, a fairly common procedure.
Why We Do Root Canals
Root canals become necessary when the nerve below a tooth becomes infected. The infection can be quite painful, which leads to another point about root canals: they don’t cause pain, they relieve it.
The procedure is done to remove the diseased pulp from within the tooth. If it isn’t removed, the infection can get worse and lead to other issues, including systemic problems and diseases in other parts of the body. Done properly, a root canal preserves the natural tooth.
After treatment, you may experience a little discomfort. The usual remedy is an over-the-counter pain reliever. Most patients are getting back to normal within a day or so.
At Harris Dental in Phoenix, a root canal is nothing to fear. We’ve treated people from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa, who also trust our restorative dentistry. Call us to schedule your next checkup today!
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