Why is a Root Canal the Better than an Extraction?
Our Coral Springs Dentist Can Perform A Pain-Free Root Canal.
If you are suffering from tooth pain, you may need to have a root canal performed. Root canals are a very common procedure. When one of our Coral Springs dentists performs the procedure with the help of new technology it will be relatively pain-free. When you have a lot of pain in your mouth, it is typically due to the pulp of the tooth becoming infected. The only way to save the tooth is to perform a root canal, unfortunately, if the area is too far gone, you will need to have it extracted. This can only be determined by the dentist once he performs the examination. During the exam, he will look for the tell-tale signs of inflammation, infection, a broken tooth, and tooth decay.
What Our Coral Springs Dentist Will Do To Perform a Root Canal.
What happens during a root canal? Basically, once your Coral Springs dentist has determined that a root canal is the best solution, he will let you know in full detail what he will be doing. First, the area will be numbed then he will begin by opening the affected area and will remove the diseased pulp and the decayed nerve tissue. Then, the pulp chambers will be thoroughly cleaned to ensure that there are no bacteria left behind. Next, the pulp chamber will be filled with a dental material that replaces the diseased pulp. Once this procedure is completed, you will then have a crown placed on top of the tooth. This crown will ensure strength in the area and will restore its appearance. Depending on the severity of the infection, you may need to visit the dentist several times to complete the process. If you need to return to the office to complete the procedure, keep in mind that you will need to minimize chewing on that side of your mouth. By doing that you will prevent recontamination or breakage of the tooth. After the root canal process is completed, you should expect to only have mild discomfort. When a root canal is performed by an experienced dentist, the corrected area typically lasts a lifetime without further issues.
What Are the Alternatives to a Root Canal?
Why is it important to try and save the natural tooth versus an extraction or a bridge? Having a root canal is the best alternative but sometimes it is just not possible. In some instances, the tooth may have broken or chipped beyond repair. When your dentist reviews with you all of your choices and the natural tooth simply cannot be saved, an implant or a bridge may be necessary. Typically this is a more expensive alternative and will require more treatments but it is necessary to have a properly functioning bite and jaw structure. Don’t get fooled by the price difference of having an extraction only. Although it is much cheaper for an extraction, you are setting yourself up for many future dental problems if you choose this route. Leaving the area opened can result in the other natural teeth shifting. This will cause poor chewing habits, jaw problems, and crooked teeth. Without a natural tooth, your chewing habits will need to change. When you lose a natural tooth and it is not replaced by a bridge or an implant, you will not able to chew properly and will put unnecessary stress on the other teeth. Also, you may find that you are not chewing well enough and this can lead to digestive problems.
Seek Out and Experienced Coral Springs Dentist to Perform a Root Canal.
Many people don’t like to even think about having a root canal performed. They feel it will be painful and will cost a lot of money. However, with advancements being made every day to the medical fields, you can now have this procedure done with minimal discomfort and no “down time”. When you are looking for a dentist in Coral Springs, ask them about their experience and, also ask about payment options. You don’t need to continue in pain because you feel that you can’t afford the service. At Barbag dental, our experienced staff is here to help you with your dental needs. This includes making financial arrangements and helping our patients with filling out the necessary insurance forms.