Root canal therapy is a treatment that could benefit from some public relations help. There are many misconceptions about it, but the reality is that it is a valuable procedure that is performed with expert care here at Moody Street Dental on ELM STREET.
The first thing to correct is the belief that it’s surgery; that’s not so. Our Waltham root canal is non-surgical. There is no cutting and no stitches involved. The second one is that it is something to be afraid of. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Most of our patients report that they felt very little or even no discomfort at all. Our Waltham root canal is done under local anesthesia to ensure that you have a smooth experience. But if you are nervous about it, we are pleased to make sedation dentistry available, which will ensure your full relaxation during the treatment. And one other fact about root canal is that having the tooth extracted is not a viable alternative. You should only have the tooth removed if our dentist determines that there is little chance of success for root canal. But in over 90% of cases, there is a positive outcome. And you get to keep your natural tooth. With an extraction, you’ll have empty space that can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Replacing the tooth requires time and expense that you could otherwise avoid. The point of root canal is to remove the injured or infected pulp and the nerve next to it so that you are freed of the pain and other symptoms you’re experiencing due to the problem inside your tooth.
After our Waltham root canal, there is every reason to expect your tooth to be just as strong and durable as any of your others. Don’t suffer with a toothache. All you need do is contact our office to schedule a prompt appointment.