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By Brian J O'Donovan D.D.S.
March 20, 2017
Category: Dental
Tags: root canals  

Find out why getting a root canal is really nothing to worry about.root canals

It seems as if TV shows just love to depict frighteningly humorous skits of people dealing with painful root canals, but our Aurora, IL, dentist Dr. Brian O’Donovan is here to tell you that there really is nothing to worry about. Sure, those shows might get a nervous chuckle out of you but if you need a root canal you’ll be happy to hear that it really is no big deal.

It’s Doesn’t Hurt

It’s a dental procedure. How can it not hurt? We know that dental tools may look intimidating at times but the purpose isn’t to hurt you. People that need a root canal will often come into our office because they are suffering from a toothache. They don’t know what’s going on and our Aurora, IL, general dentist is quickly able to detect decay, trauma or an infection that could be affecting the health of that tooth.

Where is the pain coming from? It’s coming from an inner structure known as the dental pulp. It’s screaming out to let you know that something isn’t right. At this point, the best option is to remove this source of pain. Before a root canal, we will numb the area so you’ll actually enjoy a reprieve from that chronic, nagging dental pain. Plus, once the procedure is over, you won’t have to worry about that toothache anymore.

Root Canals Save Teeth

This procedure gets a bad reputation but it’s really a pretty amazing treatment. The purpose of a root canal is to remove the infected or irritated dental pulp, disinfect the inside of the tooth, seal the canals to prevent infections in the future and to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible. I think we can all agree that there is nothing as important as having all of your natural teeth. While dental prosthetics have come a long way in replacing missing teeth, why go through all of that time and trouble when a simple root canal could potentially save your tooth?

If you are experiencing dental pain this is a warning sign that something isn’t right. Don’t ignore this symptom. Instead, turn to Fox Moor Dental Clinic in Aurora, IL, right away to get the proper dental care you need.