Root Canal Therapy: high quality care
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Root canal treatment is an often straight forward procedure to relieve dental pain and save an infected tooth. People typically need this type of dental treatment when there is inflammation or infection deep inside the tooth either within the nerve canal or the roots.
In most cases root canal treatment is very successful, especially because Dr Chris Lauf uses a dental microscope to enhance precision and accuracy whilst performing this type of procedure, increasing success rates. The clinical microscope allows the dentist to visually detect fine details with apochromatic technology and great depth of field, so you can be sure you are receiving high-quality care.
The thought of a root canal may make you fearful or uneasy if you aren’t familiar with the procedure. There are common misconceptions that dental treatments such as root canals, cause pain and/or illness and should be avoided at all costs. The exact opposite is true. The pain, inconvenience and cost of avoiding dental treatment in does in fact contribute to the severity of the condition. The longer you postpone proceeding with dental treatment the more you risk the chance to save your tooth and the more costs will be involved to try and fix it.
Is root canal treatment painful?
Decades ago that may have been the case, but with modern technology and anesthetics you won’t experience any more pain than if you went to have a cavity filled. The pain from a severe toothache, often caused by damaged tissues in the tooth, can be easily remedied when an endodontist removes the damaged tissue through root canal treatment. In addition, endodontists are experts in pain management, and most cases can be treated quickly and comfortably.
Is it better to pull a tooth than have root canal treatment?
Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is always the best option. Nothing artificial can replace the look or function of a natural tooth so it’s important to always consider root canal treatment as an option. This type of dental treatment has a high success rate and many root canal-treated teeth last a lifetime. Replacing an extracted tooth with a bridge or implant requires more time in treatment and may result in further procedures to neighboring teeth and supporting tissue.
Are there risks involved in a root canal treatment?
Like any medical procedure, a root canal treatment poses some risk and, on rare occasions, there may be complications. These complications may result in a tooth needing additional treatment, referral to a specialist or may result in the tooth needing to be removed.