Root canal therapy has a long-standing reputation for being a painful and difficult procedure.
We have good news for you, though.
Modern dentistry has transformed the root canal from a scary procedure to one that is faster, more efficient, and more comfortable than ever. In fact, most patients who have had a root canal now describe the process as being similar to filling a cavity.
At Agave Dental, we think it’s time to change the root canal’s reputation. This valuable procedure relieves pain and discomfort and can potentially save a tooth that might have to otherwise be extracted. If you need a root canal, talk to us. We’ll discuss the procedure with you, explain why it’s necessary and how it can help, and walk you through the process step by step, ensuring that you are comfortable every step of the way.
Part of the confusion and worry surrounding root canal therapy is a misunderstanding of what the process is and why it is used. Additionally, most people who need a root canal are already in pain, and that pain is associated with the procedure itself, furthering the idea that root canals are painful.
While the procedure itself is often referred to as “getting a root canal” or “root canal therapy,” the root canal is actually the name for a part of your tooth’s anatomy. The root canal is a natural space within your tooth that contains the pulp chamber and the nerve of your tooth. When the root canal is compromised and the area is infected or the nerve is damaged, the best way to save the tooth is to extract the nerve, clean out the infection from the interior of the tooth, and seal the tooth to prevent problems in the future.
The branch of dentistry that deals with root canals is called endodontics. At Agave Dental, our dentists are skilled in endodontic therapies and have the necessary experience to make your root canal comfortable and successful.