Root Canal Treatment Is Nothing To Fear

By Hillis Family Dental
October 31, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: root canals   tooth decay  

Despite the stories you may read online, we are here to tell you that a root canal simple dental treatment you shouldn't fear.

Even if you’ve never had a root canal before, chances are good that you’ve probably heard less than stellar things about them. Of root canalcourse, our St. Peters, MO dentist, Dr. Amanda Hillis, has performed many root canals and is happy to report that it shouldn't be a stressful procedure. Let us put your mind at ease.

Why do I need a root canal?

Our St. Peters, MO general dentist may recommend getting a root canal if a tooth has become damaged or weakened by trauma, infection or severe decay. While tooth decay can often be treated with a dental filling, if the decay has become so severe that it has reached the inside of the tooth and affected the health of the dental pulp, then a root canal is the only way to treat the problem and preserve the tooth.

But I’ve heard it’s painful…

Most people have probably heard a horror story about root canals, but how many of them are actually based on fact? Getting a root canal nowadays is easy and painless. Most people with an infected or inflamed dental pulp are usually dealing with a pretty nasty amount of pain and are looking for relief. A root canal is the best way to alleviate your pain so you can get on with your life.

And if this wasn’t comforting enough to know that your pain will be eliminated after your procedure, a root canal is only performed under local anesthesia. This means that the area we need to treat will be completely numb before we even start your procedure, so you won’t feel a thing. After all, we want you to feel as relaxed and at ease as possible throughout your treatment.

If you are dealing with dental pain don’t put off this issue. Let Hillis Family Dental in St. Peters, MO address your issues right away so that you can maintain a healthy smile for years to come.