ROOT CANAL THERAPY (a root canal) is a common procedure that can restore an infected tooth to its natural function and appearance. Despite popular myths, it’s typically no more painful than filling a cavity.
A Root Canal May Be Necessary For Deep Infections
If a cavity is deep enough it can become infected and spread to the nerves in the root of your tooth. Left untreated, the cavity can become an abscess and may even lead to bone loss in your jaw as well as other health problems.
Cracked or damaged teeth (where your tooth’s nerves are exposed) may also require a root canal.
A Root Canal Can Keep You Healthy
When we perform a root canal, we clear your tooth’s canals of bacteria and infected tissue and then dry and seal them. Often, a crown is placed over your tooth for further protection. This can prevent infections from spreading to other areas and can help keep you and your smile healthy.
An Actual Patient Review Following A Root Canal Procedure At Longwood Dental Group:
“I’ve just recently obtained a root canal from Dr. Zachary Kano. And while most people wince at the thought of a root canal procedure, I have to say that if you should ever need one, PLEASE, PLEASE make an appointment with Dr. Kano. Everything about the experience and the procedure was stellar. (If I could, I’d rate him 10 stars!) Dr. Kano’s approach and communication with the patient not only removes any anxiety, but it gives you the supreme confidence that the root canal will be executed with utmost care and a high level of quality. I would be remiss if I also didn’t mention his assistant, Pamela. Pamela made sure to be equally focused on me before, during, and at the end of the procedure. I have recommended this team to my friends and colleagues – if you are reading this, I hope that you keep Dr. Kano’s name in mind for yourself or anyone that may have to face a root canal in the future!”
There’s No Need To Be Nervous About A Root Canal
Root canal therapy is one of the most common dental procedures—nearly 16 million are performed in the United States alone each year. Don’t let root canal hearsay frighten you. Today, with safe and effective anesthesia, precise tools, and incredible imaging technology a root canal doesn’t have to be painful—in fact, it relieves pain.
At Longwood Dental Group, we are extremely experienced in root canal therapy procedures. Don’t let fear or anxiety keep you from receiving treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us @ 617.566.5445. Your best oral and overall health may depend on it.