A root canal is many a patient’s worst fear about going to the dentist. Let us get this out of the way as there is nothing to fear from a root canal. Through modern techniques and local anesthesia, the pain or discomfort from a root canal is minimal. Too many people avoid root canals, which can lead to later complications and pain. If you think you need a root canal in Bermuda, consult Dr. Chris Allington and the team at Positive Image Dental.
Ignoring a tooth in need of a root canal procedure could become extremely costly to your health and wallet. You should consider some of the following dangers that can become your reality if you neglect to get a root canal.
The reason a root canal is necessary is due to the pulp of the tooth becoming infected. When the pulp and roots of a tooth become infected, there is no walking back. You will need the infection removed, which is what is accomplished through a root canal. If you do not get this infected tissue removed, you will allow the infection to spread and wreak havoc on your health.
If you are delaying getting a root canal because you fear the pain associated with the procedure, there are a couple of things you should know. First, a root canal is not anything to be afraid of because there is not much pain associated with the procedure. Maybe some discomfort from getting the local anesthetic and some slight discomfort immediately following the procedure, but otherwise, you do not need to fear the pain.
Second, the pain you will begin to experience from a tooth that seriously needs a root canal will be far more uncomfortable than the procedure itself. This pain can quickly start to cause your quality of life to degenerate because eating, chewing, and putting pressure on a tooth in this state can be incredibly painful.