Damaged teeth spell trouble, but root canal therapy may be the best solution.
Dealing with a toothache that gets worse whenever you chew? Is that glass of ice water causing a zapping or zinging sensitivity in your tooth that doesn’t go away? If so, these are all telltale signs that the tooth’s dental pulp may be infected or inflamed. To prevent the problem from getting worse, our Fredericksburg, VA, dentist, Dr. Mustafa Alkhandak, will recommend receiving a root canal as soon as possible.
What is the purpose of a root canal?
While most people have heard about root canals they don’t actually understand what they are and what they can do. Simply put, this endodontic procedure can actually save your tooth.
How, you ask?
When bacteria enter the dental chamber of the tooth, they can easily infect the pulp. When this happens, the only way to get rid of the infection is to remove the damaged and infected tissue and to clean out the tooth. If you don’t get the care you need right away the tooth will eventually sustain irreparable damage and the only option will be to remove the tooth completely. This is the last thing anyone wants. Instead, our Fredericksburg, VA, the dentist will perform this simple procedure to remove the pulp and to preserve the natural tooth.
What are the benefits of a root canal?
There are definitely benefits to getting root canal therapy. Some of these benefits include:
- Supporting your natural tooth structure: By getting rid of bacteria inside of the tooth and then placing a dental crown our dental team can preserve the natural structure of your tooth. Preserving a natural tooth is always the best choice, as nothing will look, feel or function as well as having your own natural teeth.
- Say goodbye to pain: Dealing with a toothache is no joke. Most people who require root canals are in a considerable amount of pain. Since a root canal removes the source of your pain, many people experience almost instant relief afterward.
- Save time and money: A root canal takes around 90 minutes, which is just a little longer than a routine checkup and cleaning would be. The procedure is simple, performed right here in our office and takes minimal time away from your regular schedule.
If you don’t get a root canal when you need one, you could be faced with more trips to the dentist and then having to choose a tooth replacement option. Getting a root canal when you need one can save a lot of time, money, and stress in the long run.
Concerned? Give us a call
If you are dealing with a toothache, you want a dentist that you can turn to for immediate care. Turn to the team here at Sofia Dental of Fredericksburg that provides comprehensive and urgent dental services to patients living in and around Fredericksburg, VA. Call us at (540) 681-1511 to schedule your same-day appointment.