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While you’re considering the root canal treatment that we proposed, it’s critical to understand certain details about the treatment, including the benefits of this procedure and the importance of timing. We’ll explain all that and more in the following paragraphs.

The Importance of Timeliness

When it comes to  root canal treatment from dentists in Lakeview, it’s important that you make your decision in a timely manner. If you need a root canal and you don’t get it fast enough, you’re going to experience discomfort. The longer you wait, the more that discomfort will increase. The reason for this is that the damaged nerve is susceptible to infection. When infections occur, so do abscesses, which leads to very painful toothaches. 

But pain isn’t the only reason to be timely. If you can somehow tough out the pain of an infected nerve, at a certain point, your tooth will be beyond saving. So if you wait too long, you may be forced to have the tooth removed.

What Happens During a Root Canal

Through an opening in the tooth, we clean inside the root to remove the damaged nerve or pulp. This may take more than one appointment, depending on the curvature of the canal. When we’re satisfied it’s free of debris, we fill the tooth with a natural substance and seal the tooth back up. Your tooth is now “non-vital”-without nerves, but still nourished by surrounding tissues. Finally, we cast impressions for a permanent restoration to protect the tooth.

The Benefits of a Root Canal

There’s a common, misguided assumption that root canal treatments from dentists in Lakeview, or anywhere else, are physically arduous and expensive. This is simply not true.

During the procedure, you’ll be numb as you would for any other treatment. And as for your pocketbook, the alternative is to use bridgework or a partial denture, both ofwhich are expensive in their own right. So, while a root canal may be more expensive than doing nothing in the short-term, it’ll be far more expensive, both in terms of real dollars and your physical suffering, in the long-term.

So whether you’ve been recommended for root canal treatment by me or any other dentists in Lakeview, make sure you don’t put your root canal treatment off for too long. If in doubt, talk to your dentist and ask questions  to ensure you understand what you should be considering.

Very truly yours,

Nikoo Daftary, D.D.S.

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