In past decades, a common dental care complaint was the great discomfort of a root canal. Quite happily, those days are long gone thanks to Endodontists like Dr. Susan Wood at Phoenix Endodontic Group. Putting off a root canal is something you should never do for a number of reasons.
When you need a root canal, it is generally because the inner pulp of your tooth has become infected or damage to your tooth’s nerve has somehow occurred. During the root canal process the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, repaired and sealed. This alleviates the pain and can save the tooth in the majority of cases.
The longer you wait before having the procedure, the more infected and deteriorated the tooth becomes. You could ultimately lose the tooth but could also suffer pain and infection creating a danger to your overall health, Dr. Wood warns. Infection that progresses and enters the blood stream can cause serious problems for your organs and make you very sick. Intense pain may impact your blood pressure and aggravate other medical conditions. These are completely avoidable situations if the tooth is treated promptly.
Having a root canal as soon as possible saves time and money by treating a simpler problem, helps avoid complications and gets rid of a patient’s pain quickly. With all of the benefits to having immediate treatment, then why do patients seem to procrastinate when it comes to a root canal? Dr. Wood states, Unfounded FEAR of the procedure is the number one cause. Most root canal treatments can be done with minimal to no pain. For those patients who STILL can’t seem to get past their intimidation, Dr. Wood reminds them “There are other options as well, to alleviate the fear.”
Considering the incredible advancements in technology and technique when it comes to root canals, there is no good reason to prolong your dental agony. Dr. Wood and the staff at Phoenix Endodontic Group will help you efficiently and expertly, to have you smiling comfortably in no time. Call today to schedule your treatment!