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Do I Need a Root Canal?

ToothacheMost people have been conditioned to believe that root canals are much worse than they actually are, thanks to decades of jokes and scenes of torture in movies and popular culture. But the truth is that the procedure for root canal therapy is actually very similar to getting a cavity filled, and it is often your best option to save a severely damaged or decayed tooth from extraction. The dentists at Milford Dental Group, Dr. Peyman Beigi or Dr. Nina Raeisian, offer root canal therapy in Milford, MA.

Root Canal Therapy in Milford, MA

According to the American Association of Endodontists, dentists perform millions of root canal procedures every year to treat diseased teeth. Root canal therapy is usually necessary when the pulp tissue (soft tissue inside the tooth, which contains a network of nerves and blood vessels) becomes inflamed and infected. (You will need a dental exam in order for the dentist to determine whether a root canal is necessary).

How Root Canal Therapy Works

If your dentist determines that you need a root canal, don't panic. In addition to relieving any pain that you may be experiencing, a root canal will save your tooth and improve your oral health. First, the dentist will apply anesthesia, and then drill a small hole in the tooth to clean it out and remove the damaged pulp tissue. Once the diseased tissue has been removed and the tooth has been cleaned from the inside out, the dentist will seal it, leaving it as good as new. With good oral hygiene and follow up care, your tooth will look and function as good as new.

Find a Dentist Milford, MA

Don't let fear or anxiety stand in the way of your oral health. For more information about root canal therapy and the signs and symptoms of tooth decay and dental infections, contact Milford Dental Group by calling (508) 966-7923 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beigi or Dr. Raeisian today.

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