Afraid of a root canal

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3 REASONS WHY WE BELIEVE YOU SHOULDN’T BE AFRAID OF A ROOT CANAL

Do you worry about your routine dental visits? Has a previous experience made you afraid of the dentist and what they might find? Do you especially fear having a root canal? Have you actually postponed getting this procedure done simply because you’re afraid it will hurt? Relax, you’re not alone. The truth is, however, there are three very good reasons not to be afraid of a root canal.

Why should you stop worrying?

There’s no doubt a root canal is a more invasive dental procedure, but the end result is infinitely better than not getting it done at all. Here’s why:

  1. A local anesthesia effectively prevents you from feeling any pain throughout the procedure. Your dentist will also recommend treatment for after the anesthesia wears off to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during the post healing process. Keep in mind, however, that it is extremely important that you are committed to following your dentist’s post care instructions to ensure the best possible outcome.
  2. Teeth in need of a root canal are already in bad shape, and if you need one, you are probably already in a lot of pain. Unfortunately, dental infection and tooth decay are not going to go away without intervention, and both the pain and the tooth will continue to get worse. Additionally, continuing to neglect the need for a root canal may actually affect your oral health and overall physical well-being. Potential problems that can arise include severe neck and facial swelling, drainage problems and bone loss.
  3. A root canal not only enables your dentist to get rid of the infection and decay that is causing your pain, but it also provides an opportunity to save your natural tooth before it becomes too damaged.

What should you do if you need a root canal?

For starters, contact a dentist today to schedule an appointment. If you linve in the Chicago area, Des Plaines dentist, Dr. Thomas Meyer of the Meyer Dental Group is an excellent choice. He and his staff are highly trained and experienced dental professionals. They understand your fears and will carefully explain the procedure to you. The important thing to remember is that this infection will not go away without treatment. Let a dentist help you get rid of the pain and infection so you and your teeth feel better again.

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