There are some dental procedures that are viewed in a positive light, even if one would prefer to avoid them. There are others, like the good old root canal, which has simply gotten a bad rap. Dentists do not perform root canal therapy as some kind of punishment. This procedure is actually very beneficial and – lo’ and behold – painless! Many of the patients who receive this treatment in our Chicago dental practice are surprised to learn that what they had always believed about root canal therapy is simply not true.
Even better than being a painless procedure in and of itself, root canal therapy will actually get you out of the pain you are in with a nasty infection. The signs that root canal therapy may be in your future may, at first, be very mild. Perhaps a tooth feels a little sensitive, or aches a bit when you eat sugary foods. If you are like a lot of people, you may ignore these signs and put off seeing the dentist until evidence of your dental problem becomes obvious. Ignoring early symptoms of infection only worsen the damage being done to a tooth, and increases the chance that an intense toothache will develop.
Fear not! Your experienced Chicago dentist is skilled at restoring comfort quickly with a simple procedure.
There is no reason to hide from your dentist. If you experience even slight pain, or it has been awhile since your last checkup, give us a call.