Endodontic therapy, which is also known as root canal treatment, can be a little confusing and overwhelming, unfortunately. This is especially troublesome if you have a root canal treatment quickly approaching. So, to help you know a little more about this treatment so you can feel comfortable in the dental chair, Dr. Jayson C. Haws and our dental team have some helpful information for you.
Endodontic treatment is used to restore a tooth that is severely infected or decayed. Generally, this treatment is needed because the pulp and nerve of the tooth are harmed. During your appointment, Dr. Jayson C. Haws will remove the nerve and the pulp and will clean and seal the tooth, whether it’s with a dental filling or dental crown.
Sadly, root canal treatment has the reputation for being painful. However, many don’t know that the treatment isn’t as painful as they think. In fact, the treatment is less painful than the pain experienced before the treatment and it is no more painful than a dental filling treatment.
After the treatment, the tooth will most likely be a bit sensitive for a few days. You can relieve the discomfort by taking over-the-counter pain medication. Oftentimes, you can return to your normal activities the next day. Until then, it’s best to recuperate.
As you can see, root canal therapy can help you in a myriad of ways without being extremely painful and terrible. This is why you shouldn’t be nervous or scared about your appointment. Our dental team will take very good care of you. For more information and details about endodontic therapy in Brigham City, Utah, please call Haws Family Dentistry at 435-734-9144. We are happy to help you.