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Should You Be Worried About a Root Canal?

posted July 25th, 2018

  • Bite Dental
  • Should You Be Worried About a Root Canal?

Let’s face it, there are just some dental treatments that all patients would prefer to avoid. One of these is a root canal. A lot of people shudder at the thought of having a root canal, assuming that the procedure is a painful and costly one. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. When you choose a team of dental professionals such as those here at Bite Dentistry, you can relax knowing that you are in good hands.

Let’s face it, there are just some dental treatments that all patients would prefer to avoid. One of these is a root canal. A lot of people shudder at the thought of having a root canal, assuming that the procedure is a painful and costly one. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. When you choose a team of dental professionals such as those here at Bite Dentistry, you can relax knowing that you are in good hands.

What Exactly is a Root Canal?

A lot of people have heard of root canals, but not many know exactly what one is. In fact, a lot of people are left a little bit confused when they’re told that they need a root canal. Luckily, it’s a very straightforward procedure. When the root of a tooth becomes damaged, it can become infected. A root canal involves removing the damaged and infected area around a tooth; this is done by cleaning, shaping, filling and sealing the tooth.

Do You Need a Root Canal?

Though some people manage to get through life without needing a root canal, many don’t. If you suffer damage to the root of a tooth, it could become infected and this can lead to severe pain. A damaged root can cause tooth sensitivity, swelling around the tooth, loss of bone around the root and abscesses; all of these problems are painful and can hinder the use of your teeth in a big way. This pain will not go away on its own and a root canal is often necessary.

Undergoing a Root Canal

If you are experiencing any pain around the root of a tooth, it’s time to seek the help of a dental professional. Though it could be a minor problem that’s easy to solve, it’s best to have it looked at as soon as possible. This way, treatment can be given and a root canal can be scheduled if necessary. At Bite Dentistry, we understand that a lot of people are hesitant about seeking dental help in case they need a root canal. However, we can confidently say that things will only get worse and the problem won’t go away on its own.

When you choose Bite Dentistry, there’s no need to be worried about a root canal. We are professional, experienced and able to offer an unmatched service. To find out more about root canals or to book an appointment, get in touch. Contact us today on 0131 228 4030, 0131 228 3060 or via the online contact form.

Dr. Eimear O'Connell

BDS (Edin, 1992) MFGDP
DipImpDent RCS Ed FFGDP

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