Root canals are one of the most feared and misunderstood procedures in all of dentistry. Often, it is used as the measuring stick for unpleasant experiences, “Watching that movie was like getting a root canal!” Fortunately, what you may have heard from others and in the media is completely untrue. A root canal is actually one of the best tools we have to relieve severe dental pain and save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. Dr. Farian has performed thousands of root canal procedures over the course of his career.
Your teeth are composed of layers, with enamel being the outermost one, followed by a layer of dentin. The third, innermost layer is called the dental pulp, and it houses numerous blood vessels and the nerve of your tooth. Dental trauma or a longstanding cavity can expose this sensitive part of the tooth to harmful bacteria, leading to an infection that is quite painful. In order to relieve this pain and save the tooth from being removed, Dr. Farian will perform a root canal.
Thanks to modern-day dental techniques, getting a root canal is now no more painful than getting a small filling. The pain people often associate with the procedure actually stems from the initial infection itself, not the treatment itself. When you come to see us for a root canal, it will involve the following steps:
When it comes to extreme dental pain, a root canal is always the solution and never the cause, especially with the experienced hands of Dr. Farian. If you have a severe toothache that is causing you trouble, be sure to contact us today so we can fix you right up.