Posts for tag: Root Canal
Could your toothache be warning you that you might just need root canal therapy?
Has one of our Milford, MA, dentists Dr. Peyman Beigi or Dr. Nina Raeisian told you that you need root canal treatment? If so, don’t panic. While this procedure certainly has been given a bad reputation it’s truly nothing to worry about. We are here to help ease your concerns by sharing a little more about why root canal therapy is sometimes essential for preserving your smile’s health.
One of the telltale signs that you may need a root canal is tooth pain. Ignoring your tooth pain won’t help the situation; in fact, it will often make it worse. Dental problems rarely go away on their own and most problems, if left untreated, will only cause more serious and irreversible complications.
Without root canal treatment, people will oftentimes have to have the infected or damaged tooth removed. Instead of spending more time and money to replace the tooth, why wouldn’t you just undergo a simple procedure to save your tooth?
Here at Milford Dental Group, our restorative dentists in Milford, MA, believe that preserving your real smile is the most important thing you can do. Do you think so, too? After all, nothing can really take the place of a real tooth. If left untreated, a dental infection will continue to spread throughout the tooth and tooth roots until the tooth is no longer viable. In the meantime, you’ll be dealing with some rather unpleasant and unrelenting pain.
Getting a root canal in Milford, MA, could benefit you by:
- Removing the infected dental pulp and protecting the outer structure of the tooth
- Preventing decay from getting worse
- Preventing future damage to the tooth caused by teeth grinding or jaw clenching
- Improving the shape, size, strength and even color of your tooth (thanks to a custom-made dental crown)
Do you have questions about your upcoming root canal therapy in Milford, MA? Are you dealing with dental pain? If so, then it’s high time you turned to the experts at Milford Dental Group, who can provide you with the care and information you need. Call our office today!
It might sound like the oxymoron to end all oxymorons. How can a root canal end pain, when everything we've been taught to know about dentistry since Little Shop of Horrors suggests that root canals were invented by sadistic dentists for the sole purpose of inflicting pain? While the image of Steve Martin and decades of cultural conditioning can be hard to shake, the truth is that (most) dentists are actually gentle, lovely people who dedicate their lives to making sure our teeth remain healthy, pretty, and in our mouths.
And while we're dispelling dental myths (don't worry, I won't tell you the tooth fairy isn't real), the truth is that not only are root canals not particularly painful, but they actually help to alleviate the often excruciating pain of a severely decayed tooth.
Root Canal Treatment in Milford, MA
First things first. On the pain meter, a root canal procedure does not feel much different than getting a cavity filled. When a tooth becomes severely decayed or suffers trauma, it can lead to a buildup of infection causing and nerve-damaging bacteria inside the tooth. If left untreated, the tooth might require extraction. Under local anesthetic, a dentist at Milford Dental Group will clear away any bacteria that has entered the space inside the tooth where the nerves and soft pulp tissue are located. Any damaged and diseased nerve tissue is cleared to help relieve pain and to make the tooth healthy again.
In addition to saving the tooth from possible extraction, a root canal also saves the added pain, time, and expense of having an extracted tooth replaced with a dental implant or dental bridge and crown.
Contact a Dentist in Milford, MA
Many people choose to unnecessarily suffer through tooth pain for fear that a trip to the dentist and the treatment will be worse. To learn more about how a root canal can help ease tooth pain and save a damaged tooth from extraction, contact Milford Dental Group at (508) 966-7923 to schedule an appointment today.