Should I Fear Root Canal?
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: December 1, 2014
Edmonton dentist Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko understands that a lot of unpleasant imagery as arisen around the phrase “root canal.” However, the reality is that modern root canals are nothing to fear. When performed by our skilled, experienced dentists, root canals address serious tooth rot in a safe and effective fashion.
Root canal is essentially a clearing of the pulp inside your teeth. This soft tissue within your teeth, while necessary for the development of a tooth, is quite vulnerable to infection and rot. This rot poses an existential threat to your tooth and must be excised as soon as possible.
The root canal procedure has advanced to the point where it is not some terror to be feared. There will likely be some discomfort, but our patients do not usually consider it significant. And any discomfort you do experience will be nothing compared to the long-term harms of an infected tooth, to say nothing of the toothache you’re likely experiencing.
Still, our Edmonton dentist understands that dental anxiety is a significant issue for many of her patients. At Focus on Smiles, we are committed to easing those anxieties and addressing your concerns. We’ll make sure you’re comfortable before proceeding with a root canal.
If you live in the Edmonton, Alberta area and you want to speak to our dentist about an aching tooth, please contact Focus on Smiles today for a consultation.