Monroe Dental Arts

The Surprising Truth about Root Canal Therapy

February 26, 2020
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Posted By: Monroe Dental Arts
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Root canal treatment has been branded unfairly as a painful undertaking. This rumor has been around for a while, but the reality is much different. Root canal treatment is designed to relieve the pain of root infection. A root infection can be painful in other words, but the therapy is mild in comparison.

At Monroe Dental Arts, we provide root canal treatments in Monroe Township for our patients who are pleasantly surprised by the ease of treatment and how much better they feel after the procedure.

So the surprising truth about root canal treatment is that it relieves pain rather than causes it!

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

If you have a root infection or tooth trauma, root canal therapy treats the problem and restores your tooth to health.

Signs of a root infection may include any of the following:

  • Toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Blister on your gum
  • Swelling

After your dentist makes the diagnosis, we thoroughly numb the area, remove the infected pulp and nerve, and close your tooth with a healing agent and temporary filling.

We then schedule a follow-up appointment to add a filling or dental crown to protect the tooth.

If infection or trauma compromised the stability of your tooth, a dental crown provides support or a buffer between your bite and your vulnerable tooth. A dental crown is a cap that goes over your tooth. It is colored and shaped to blend in with your smile.

You may have some tenderness for a day or two following root canal therapy, but not the pain that typically accompanies an untreated root infection.

Contact Our Dental Team for Root Canal Therapy in Monroe Township

If you have a toothache or ongoing tooth sensitivity, we encourage you to contact a member of our team today. Tooth sensitivity can quickly graduate to a painful dental emergency, and we never want you to be in pain.

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