We've all heard the gag: “I'd rather have a root canal...” This comedy line, comparing the procedure to something truly undesirable, may be funny — but putting off needed endodontic treatment is no joke. The idea that a root canal procedure invariably comes with complications and pain is a shopworn myth. It's certainly true that infection or inflammation in the tooth's pulp can be excruciatingly painful. But you should remember that having a root canal results in eliminating this acute pain and is not the cause of the pain. Root canal therapy can help you:
- Enjoy a pain-free smile - If left untreated, an infected tooth could form painful abscesses that could require more severe and interventive treatment.
- Avoid swelling and discomfort - An infection in the tooth can lead to swelling and pain around your face, cheeks, and neck.
- Maintain healthy, natural teeth - There's nothing better than a natural tooth, and we can help you save them when they become infected with high-quality, pain-free root canal treatments.