The mere mention of the term “root canal” tends to make people quite nervous. Due to the thousands of stories surrounding this restorative treatment, many people assume root canal treatment is horribly painful. The fear of this treatment, sadly, is enough to keep some people from seeking treatment. It is ironic that some would avoid the very thing that could relieve their pain and restore their oral health.
In reality, a root canal with your dentist in Corona is actually not even a fraction as bad as many people make it sound. Only in the early years of dentistry was this dental treatment uncomfortable. Over the past century, techniques, tools, and medications have significantly improved the way in which we treat dental problems. At Absolute Dental, Dr. Shah has gone beyond the norm, understanding that some patients need a bit of help relaxing in the dental chair. With sedation dentistry, our patients find it easy to get the care they need to help them reduce their chances of needing root canal therapy.
Root canal treatment is needed when the inner area of a tooth has become infected. At the core of each tooth is the pulp chamber. This area is filled with pulp tissue, as well as the nerves and blood vessels. Surrounding the pulp chamber is the dentin of the tooth, as well as the protective outer layer of enamel. There are plenty of barriers in place to keep the pulp intact and healthy.
Often, it can seem easier to ignore the subtle signs of dental problems. It can be even easier to forget to keep up with routine dental visits when you are not in pain. The point of these visits, however, is to keep your teeth healthy and pain-free. Dr. Ami encourages her patients to maintain six-month dental visits. It is through this type of care that we can empower our patients to achieve optimal oral health.
When you visit your dentist regularly, you can be alerted at the first sign of a cavity, when it is still small enough to repair with a simple filling. Leaving cavities undetected, or ignored and untreated, increases the risk that pulp will eventually become infected, as it often does.
Are there other reasons why someone may need root canal therapy? Yes. Roots may become infected directly by gum disease, another dental problem that can be prevented with routine dental care. Lastly, and most rarely, root canal treatment may be needed if there has been trauma to the tooth.
At Absolute Dental, we make it as easy as possible to get the treatment you need for a healthy, beautiful smile. Contact Dr. Ami and her associates at Absolute Dental for your visit today.