Are Root Canal Procedures Painful?
When root canal treatments are done correctly by a trusted professional, pain should not be associated with these procedures. Majority of the pain that is tied to root canals is the nerve tissue that has been damaged. During a root canal, this tissue is removed as well as disinfected and sealed. Professional doctors who perform root canals are gurus in pain management, and any pain associated with your procedure can be treated efficiently.
What Happens if I leave my Root Canal Untreated?
If you have an infected tooth that needs to be removed and you do not remove it, the infection can spread and an ulcer will form. If this happens, it is a sure sign that the infection has spread into the jawbone and tissue. Delaying the treatment is just as bad as non-removal because a person may have to lose multiple teeth around the affected tooth due to spread of infection. In severe cases, infection can spread to the face, bottom of the mouth and possibly the brain.
How Many Visits Do I Need to Complete a Root Canal?
Depending on the severity of the infected tooth, most root canal procedures are finished within one to two visits. Thankfully science, technology and improved endodontics are the reasons for this quick and simple treatment.
Should I Have an Implant Put In or Leave a Gap?
Most people are okay living with a gap in their mouth where there infected tooth was, but unfortunately a missing tooth can cause a negative impact on your oral health and it’s appearance. Missing teeth can cause other teeth in your mouth to shift which can affect your ability to chew properly and potentially change your smile negatively. Implants are positive options, especially if your tooth cannot be saved, however no implant, bridge or denture will function as well as a natural tooth.
About Johnson Family Dentistry – Orlando, FL
At Johnson Family Dentistry, we are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles. We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002.
Our Services include the following; Bonding, Crowns & Bridgework, Dental Implants, Fillings, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screenings, Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Professional Teeth Cleanings, Removable Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Teeth Whitening, TMJ/TMD Treatment, and Tooth Extractions.