Worried about an impending root canal? Five benefits of endodontics by Spa Dental in Sydney CBD
When your dental practitioner tells you that you need a root canal, you may feel like running a mile.
One of the most dreaded of all dental procedures, root canals are often unfairly feared by dental patients, as they are an extremely simple and useful treatment for restoring a previously infected tooth. Prior to the invention of endodontics, the only solution for an infected tooth was a complete extraction!
However, they still remain as unpopular as ever, with many dental patients preferring to have the infected tooth removed and replaced with either a bridge or a dental implant. Now that’s excessive when the original tooth can be saved.
At Spa Dental, our dentist in Sydney CBD has a lot of experience at performing all endodontic procedures, specifically root canals, to help relieve any discomfort from infection and restore the functionality of the tooth. We aim to, of course, keep you informed of everything we are doing during this treatment and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
But why should you let our dentist in Sydney CBD perform root canal therapy if you need it? Are there any benefits to this treatment? Read on to find out!
When you come to our dentist in Sydney CBD requiring a root canal, chances are you have recently had a dental infection or blunt force trauma to your tooth.
Both of these scenarios can be extremely uncomfortable to manage and, believe it or not, a root canal can reduce your discomfort. After the localised anaesthetic has worn off and the treatment is complete, you may feel a sensation akin to a bruise.
However, this will ease in a few days and you will be left with a healthy, pain-free tooth.
Stops infection from spreading
Dental infections can spread quickly; gum tissue is extremely soft and easy to penetrate for bacteria.
A root canal involves removing any infected debris from the inside of the tooth and thus halts the spreading of the infection to the gum, surrounding teeth or into the bloodstream.
Preserves the tooth
If your once infected tooth is at the front of your mouth, it may not be so easy to have it removed, based solely on the aesthetics afterwards.
When a root canal is performed, your tooth remains fully intact and functional. You will be able to bite, chew and grind food with it, just as you did prior to the infection.
Better aesthetic result
Of course, while it may not sound physically appealing to have an infected tooth scraped out, a root canal is usually topped off with a tooth coloured filling, crown or sometimes both.
Far better than a noticeable gap or a rotten tooth, you will be left with a natural-looking, fully functional tooth. Great!
High success rate
Many people worry that having a root canal will weaken the tooth’s structure.
This is not true and studies have found that root canal therapy has an excellent long-term success rate for both infection prevention and functionality restoration; well over 95%. Brilliant!
All dental treatments carry potential risks. This article is not a substitute for a check-up with your dental practitioner.