The term “root canal” can cause even the most seasoned dental patients some dental anxiety. The truth is, there is a lot of misinformation going around about the root canal procedure. Root canals get a bad wrap, and Memphis, TN family dentist Dr. Elizabeth Lee wants to give you the facts about root canals.
Facts About Root Canal Therapy
- Root Canals are Comfortable: One the leading misnomers about root canals is that the procedure itself is painful. A root canal procedure will actually relieve your discomfort. Dr. Lee will put a small hole in the tooth and remove the infected tissue. Dr. Lee will then fill the tooth with synthetic material and cap the tooth with a crown. Once the diseased tissue is removed most patients actually experience a relief from the pressure and pain the infection was causing.
- Your tooth will seamlessly blend with your smile: After your root canal procedure, Dr. Lee will likely cap it with a dental crown. The dental crown stabilizes the tooth for long-term oral health. Dental crowns are made from the most modern dental material and will be color matched to blend in with your natural smile.
- Root Canals Can Prevent Tooth Loss: An infected tooth causes a number of uncomfortable symptoms from toothaches to pain while eating. An infected tooth will continue to worsen if left untreated. A root canal can remove the infection from the center of the tooth, leaving the tooth structure intact for a more stable oral foundation. Caught early, a root canal can clear an infection and preserve your natural tooth.
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Diligent oral health care and regular visits to the dentist can help maintain your oral health. Root canals are a conservative restorative treatment that can help relieve your pain and restore your oral health. Contact our Memphis, TN dentist office to schedule an appointment if you are suffering from a toothache. Dr. Lee is a highly trained and experienced dentist providing comprehensive and personalized dentistry to patients in the Memphis region.