Misconceptions About Root Canal Therapy

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You already know that there are certain steps you should take if you want to keep your teeth healthy. You also know that scheduling bi-annual appointments with your dental team are important and that you should be brushing and flossing your teeth every day. But would you be surprised to hear that a damaged root canal should only be treated with root canal therapy, or that root canal therapy might not be as bad as you may have heard?

You may have been told that root canal therapy is pretty painful. You might even think that you should avoid this treatment at any cost. However, if you need root canal therapy and postpone getting it, the affected tooth could actually die. But, the good news is, root canal therapy isn’t as painful as you may have heard. Most patients who have had a cavity filled and have had root canal therapy find that the two treatments are actually fairly comparable.

Please also note that you should have root canal therapy if your root canal has become injured even if you aren’t experiencing any discomfort or pain. There are other signs you should be aware of, such as red and swollen gums, a strange taste in your mouth, pain as you bite down, and sensitivity to extreme temperatures. You might even need root canal therapy even if you don’t have any of these symptoms.

If you’re interested in hearing more about the benefits of root canal therapy in Amarillo, Texas, please feel free to give Jon Ormson DDS a call at 806-354-8526. Our dentist, Dr. Jon Ormson, and our team will be happy to address any concerns you have. Our goal is to give you the quality care your smile deserves in the most comfortable way possible!