When a person undergoes a root canal, it is because the tooth root has become either infected or inflamed. The procedure is necessary so the infection can be cleaned out, and the rest of the tooth can be saved. Undergoing a root canal procedure will allow you to retain your normal bite force, and your appearance will be completely unaffected. You may not know whether or not you need this procedure, so if you suspect it may be necessary, you should consult with a professional root canal dentist.
Some of the most obvious root canal symptoms are as follows:
These days, a root canal procedure can be conducted with no pain or discomfort to the patient. Afterwards, your mouth may be numb for up to four hours, and you should avoid eating during this time frame. However, once the procedure has been completed, the infection will be removed and the healthy part of your tooth will be left. This will allow you to eat and speak just like normal, and you won’t have any other lingering side effects from the process. The long-term success rate for root canal procedures has been as high as 95%, so you can be confident that your own root canal is quite likely to be effective.
Root canals are not the scary procedures they are thought to be. Contact us at Ammons Dental by Design, so we can discuss the procedure with you, and arrange for an initial consultation.