Afraid of getting that root canal procedure you so desperately need? You’re not alone!
For most people, root canal procedures go hand in hand with that dreaded dental drill noise, so it’s understandable that some people choose to put off the procedure.
But this does have its consequences. If you’re afraid of the discomfort you’ll face during the procedure, we can tell you now that leaving an infected tooth in your mouth is much more painful.
Not only are you delaying the inevitable, but you’re also making yourself susceptible to worse problems.
Here’s what you need to know about putting off a root canal procedure:
1. Your Tooth Won’t Heal On Its Own
The “leave it alone, it’ll get better on its own” motto doesn’t work with root canals; it’s not a viable solution for people with severely inflamed teeth.
Yes, it is possible for the pain to reduce over time, but that’s only because the nerves in the tooth and the surrounding pulp tissue are already dead—not because your tooth has magically fixed itself!
No matter how much solid food you avoid, an inflamed tooth is prone to infection, and you may end up losing the tooth altogether at some point
2. It’s Much More Painful
Dentists have a bad rep for causing pain. While it’s true that dental procedures aren’t always comfortable, the pain of ignoring an inflamed tooth is far worse. Dentists can relieve you of the pain, so you can go back to enjoying the foods you love.
The procedure can be uncomfortable, but a few hours of discomfort during and after the procedure is nothing compared to the excruciating pain you’ll experience if you choose to ignore an impacted tooth.
3. It Can Lead to An Abscess
Putting off a root canal procedure is bound to cause more anguish when it becomes infected, and if the infection starts to spread to the surrounding tissue. Neglecting such a root canal system will lead to an abscess, which is a whole other level of pain.
A dental abscess causes debilitating pain, along with serious complications; the pain may begin in your tooth, but it will extend to your jaw, neck, and head.
Save yourself the trouble of dealing with an infected root canal system and power-through the procedure.
Dr. Huh from Rapha Dental Clinic specializes in New Jersey root canal. He makes it a point to ensure his patients are comfortable during the procedure, and face minimum pain. Patients can rest assured that they’re in good hands.
If you’re in New Jersey and need a root canal, call or text (856) 829-8668 to book an appointment at Rapha Dental Clinic today.
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