Some people are afraid of getting the root canal treatment they need because of the old myths that they may have heard. Here are some facts about root canal:
Number five, root canal treatment relieves the pain. Contrary to what you may have heard, root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain, it’s what relieves your tooth pain.
Here at number four, it stops the infection in your tooth. When the soft living tissue deep inside the tooth becomes infected with bacteria, it starts to throb and ache, that’s when it’s time to stop the infection with root canal treatment.
Number three, it helps your body fight disease. Some things get better when they are left alone. A root canal problem isn’t one of them. If left untreated, the tissue inside the tooth will become inflamed and die and that’s when bigger trouble can start.
Looking at number two, it prevents further damage. Like a smoldering fire, bacteria from an untreated root canal infection can spread beyond the tooth’s roots and into the gums, the jaw and other parts of the body. This can lead to a painful abscess or even systemic inflammation.
And most importantly at number one, it saves your teeth. If you wait too long, you’re at serious risk for losing the affected tooth, so don’t put it off. If you need root canal treatment, sooner is better, your teeth will thank you for years to come.
If you have a tooth that needs root canal treatment, do not delay! Make an appointment at Affinity Dental Clinics today!