No one wants to hear that they need a root canal, but luckily, dentistry has come a long way in the past few decades. Many people who get root canals at Lovett Dental Beaumont are surprised at how much the experience resembles having a cavity filled. That being said, many people feel much more comfortable getting a root canal treatment using sedation dentistry, which we highly recommend to anyone with dental anxiety. When you get a dental treatment with sedation dentistry, you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable. Today’s sedation dentistry options are safe and effective, and there’s no reason to try to “tough out” a root canal procedure if you have anxiety. Discover how Lovett Dental Beaumont can meet your needs.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

man who needs root canal treatmentIf you’re talking with your dentist about a root canal, you’re likely experiencing intense tooth pain. While a root canal can sound daunting, the pain of the procedure is nothing compared to the pain precipitating it. Like all dental procedures and issues, the longer it is left unaddressed or untreated, then the more severe it becomes. Also, putting off treatment for a root canal not only can damage other teeth but will end up being more expensive in the end. Thus, it’s always best to see your dentist immediately when you experience pain or suspect you may need a root canal.

There are several reasons that your dentist may recommend a root canal, including:

  • Infected tooth pulp, often caused by untreated tooth decay
  • Problems with a previous filling
  • A broken tooth
  • A fractured tooth

A Root Canal Can Protect Your Physical Health

A root canal used to cause alarm among dental patients, but today’s treatments are much more comfortable than they were years ago.

Teeth aren’t solid objects; they are hollow and contain a pulp-like substance. This pulp helps the tooth stay healthy and get the nutrients it needs. However, this pulp can become infected. The infected pulp is both hard to address and potentially very dangerous. These infections can quickly spread to the gums and even the bone of the jaw, causing abscesses that can affect your overall physical health. So it’s important that these issues be addressed to avoid larger health problems.

Our dentists can help you fight back against this troublesome infection. This treatment removes the infected pulp. This prevents the infection from damaging the tooth or spreading to the other areas of the mouth. After the pulp is removed, your tooth will be filled, and you will be good as new. Many people are worried about getting this type of treatment. We want you to know that it has gotten easier than ever.

What You Need to Know About the Root Canal Procedure

When you come in for a root canal, you will be greeted by our friendly, understanding staff members. For some dental offices, a root canal is a big deal, but at Lovett Dental Beaumont, we perform root canals every day.

Sedation dentistry, meant to help those who experience dental anxiety, can help you get through this procedure with minimal discomfort. Don’t let the reputation of this procedure fool you. Getting your teeth taken care of has never been easier. If you’re ready to have a brighter smile and healthier teeth, our dentists are here to take care of your needs.

Call Lovett Dental Beaumont Today

While the root canals of today are comparable to getting a standard filling, we understand that you may feel better about getting a root canal if you have some help managing your anxiety. Contact Lovett Dental Beaumont today at 409-924-8100 to discuss our sedation dentistry options. We’re excited to get to know you and make your dental treatment as comfortable as possible.