August 16, 2019
Don’t be misled by the persistent myths about root canals!
No, we don’t expect you to be thrilled at the news you need this type of dental treatment. But we’ve also been practicing long enough to know that root canals aren’t what they used to be and are nothing to fear in Boone, NC.
At Appalachian Dental Care, we do everything we can to perform the most comfortable treatments (even root canals!) that are in your best interest and give you the most return on your investment, which is a healthy, beautiful smile you can be proud of!
A root canal might seem scary, but fear not – you’ll understand after reading today’s blog why you don’t have to put off this treatment any longer.
A Root Canal Is Nothing To Panic About!
Even the most confident patients can probably admit to feeling a bit panicked about needing a root canal procedure. After all, this is probably the most dreaded of all dental treatments!
But these days, that reputation is unearned!
Here are three reasons modern root canals are nothing to panic about:
*The Process Isn’t That Complicated*
Thanks to modern technology, root canals have become a routine procedure in most dental practices. Some even compare it to filling a cavity!
The point is, while root canals may have been rather complicated years ago, they’re actually quite simple now!
After numbing the area, we gently remove the infected tissues inside your tooth, fill it with gutta percha, and then cap the tooth with a dental crown.
Simple as that!
*The Costs Are Lower Than Tooth Replacement*
Sure, simply pulling a tooth won’t cost as much as a root canal procedure.
But that’s only in the short-term.
Having an extraction will mean having to replace your tooth, soon after, and those costs can add up by comparison.
A root canal preserves your natural tooth with a dental crown, so you can avoid the expense of replacing the tooth entirely!
But you might tell yourself that it’s still cheaper to pull a tooth because you just won’t replace it, right? Again, that’s only true in the shorter term.
That’s because failing to replace a lost tooth will only deteriorate your jawbone and gum tissues, which will lead to costly, complicated dental problems down the road!
*Help Is Available If You’re Anxious*
If you’re already anxious about dental treatment, then a root canal may just send you right over the edge!
We understand, given what a bad reputation this particular procedure has in the world of dentistry.
But not only are modern root canals no more complicated than a tooth filling, you can choose the dental sedation method that suits your needs best!
We have comfort amenities like blankets, pillows, and massage chairs, but we go one step further and offer both inhaled and oral sedation to help you feel more relaxed during your procedure so fear doesn’t stand in the way of your oral health!
Schedule Your Procedure!
Being told you need a root canal isn’t what you want to hear.
But somewhere in there is some good news – we promise!
Not only do root canals save your natural teeth, they protect you from the spread of infection and are far simpler and more comfortable than they used to be!