Yes, You Need a Root Canal

When something sounds unpleasant or less-than-ideal, you might find yourself asking, “Can I get out of this?” Is it really something you have to do, or could you get away with putting it off? There are certain things in life that you just shouldn’t avoid, even if you have reservations about them. One such thing is root canal treatment. Root canals have been painted as a particularly arduous and painful procedure, so it makes since that having one performed would cause some apprehension. However, with modern dental tools available, root canals aren’t as unpleasant as they once were. And if your dentist recommends a root canal, it’s because you definitely need one.

You Need a Root Canal to Save Your Tooth

Root canals are a more intense form of restoration designed to remove bacteria from your tooth. When you have a cavity, that means that bacteria have built up in a particular spot on your tooth and worn away your enamel. Your dentist cleans the bacteria out and provides a filling to plug the hole. If bacteria get deep into your tooth — to the root — then you’ll need to clean them away to stop the decay. Your dentist performs a root canal by accessing your tooth root via a small hole. Your dentist then cleans out the bacteria, shores up the structural integrity of the tooth, and plugs the hole.

If You Try to Avoid Your Root Canal, Your Tooth Will Suffer

If you’re still apprehensive about undertaking root canal treatment, know that it’s the best thing for your tooth. If you don’t remove the harmful bacteria from your root, it will continue to wear away at the structural integrity of your tooth. Furthermore, bacteria can spread through your root canal and into other tissues in your mouth. This opens you up to other potential health problems and infections.

Trust Dimples Dental with Your Root Canal Treatment

Dimples Dental is proud to provide quality care in a comfortable environment. If you know you need treatment, but you’re worried about the process, talk to Dr. Roos and the Dimples staff. They can work with you to develop a treatment plan that makes you feel comfortable. To schedule your appointment with Dimples Dental, contact the office in Norwalk, IA at 515-256-1176.