The relationship of our teeth and mouth to overall good health is indisputable. Endodontics plays a critical role in maintaining good oral health by eliminating infection and pain and preserving our natural dentition.
A vital responsibility of any endodontist is to reassure patients concerned about the safety of endodontic treatment that their overall well-being is a top priority. We're here to help educate anxious patients with information about the safety or root canal therapy and the processes surrounding it.
The American Association of Endodontists website is the also a fantastic place for patients to obtain comprehensive information on the safety and efficacy of endodontics and root canal treatment.
The effectiveness of root canal treatment is well-established. However, misinformation continues circulating on the Internet that may cause patients to question the safety of endodontics. It is in the best interest of patients to understand:
Infection and abscess of the pulp always require endodontics to relieve the symptoms. Root Canal Therapy's primary goal is removing decaying material, maintaining dryness, cleanliness, and sterility within the root canals, and filling and sealing the root canals.
A complete root canal therapy procedure might take up to three visits. It depends on the number of canals receiving treatment, the positioning of the tooth/teeth, and how damaged the pulp was.
After the root canal is performed, when the tooth is ready, we permanently seal the tooth using a filling, post, or crown. The seal type is determined by the amount of tooth remaining.
If you have any questions about root canals, don't hesitate to get in touch with us! We're happy to help and ease any concerns you may have.
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