Root Canal Treatment Isn’t As Scary As It Sounds

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Endodontics or root canal therapy is dentistry that focuses on diseases and injuries of dental pulp, the soft tissues inside a tooth. Its purpose is to save a natural tooth and to relieve pain.

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  • Alleviate pain that prevents you from eating properly
  • Chew through foods with ease
  • Speak the way you want to be heard
  • Keep your tooth instead of losing it
  • Get comfortable laughing & sharing your infectious smile!

Every year, more than 14 million people undergo root canal treatment. This safe, reliable remedy has been counted on to save teeth for many years. At Park Ridge Dental Associates, we’re proud to provide this service.

Although it’s a fantastic treatment that works, people fear it because of what they’ve heard from others. They think it’s going to cause excruciating pain. But the truth of the matter is that the pain caused by a decaying tooth before treatment is what hurts the most.

The Reasons To Get Root Canal Treatment

Did you know that teeth are living tissue? Yes, it’s true! They contain channels, also known as root canals, that connect from the crown to the roots. Inside, they are filled with nerves and blood vessels that carry vital nutrients to your tooth to keep it healthy. If a tooth gets injured, experiences significant decay, or becomes infected, the only way to save it and stave off the spread of infection, swelling, or abscess is to get this preventive treatment. Otherwise, the tooth will need to be removed, leaving a gap in your smile that could cause other teeth to shift.

Other Benefits Of Root Canal Treatment

After we complete the procedure and place a crown (aka protective cap) on the tooth, you’ll be able to experience eating and speaking just like you did before seeing us. And your tooth will match the rest of your smile – so you don’t have to worry about looking different. You’ll also never have to go through the kind of pain you endured with that specific tooth.

If you’re noticing any of these symptoms, don’t delay. Call our trusted team right away.

  • continuous pain
  • tooth discoloration
  • temperature sensitivity
  • swollen gums
  • chipped or cracked tooth
  • pain (when chewing or pushing on the tooth)
  • loose-feeling tooth.