Posts for: March, 2020
Don’t ignore a toothache. It could be a sign that you need root canal treatment.
Whenever possible, the goal is always to try and preserve your natural teeth. So when a toothache sets in and our Columbia, SC, dentist Dr. Kyle Garlitz detects an inflamed or infected dental pulp the only way to save the tooth is through root canal therapy. Here’s why root canals are beneficial, and also why they are really nothing to worry about,
Root Canals Save the Day
If you are experiencing a toothache a root canal can swoop in and save the day, eliminating that pain almost instantly. A toothache is often a warning sign that the dental pulp has become infected, which can happen for several reasons. Perhaps you have severe decay or a crack in the tooth that allowed bacteria to get inside. Once the pulp has been infected the only option is to remove the tissue to prevent the spread of bacteria.
Root Canals are Nothing to Fear
There is a lot of misinformation out there surrounding root canals and it’s time that we dispelled all those myths. First, root canals aren’t painful. Whatever you’ve read that told you they were is wrong. In fact, a root canal is designed to treat the source of your pain so that you don’t have to deal with that nagging, painful toothache anymore.
We know that comfort is key, especially when getting dental treatments. Our dental team works hard to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible throughout your procedure by offering the very best pain management. A root canal is always performed under local anesthesia, so your mouth will be fully numb before we even begin. This ensures that you don’t feel anything during the process. A root canal is the opportunity to give your damaged or infected tooth another chance.
Garlitz Dentistry has offices in Columbia and Lexington, SC, to serve you better. It’s important that you have a dentist that you can turn to when toothaches or other dental problems arise so you can get the care you need. Call one of our offices today at (803) 736-8606.