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 say that it’s similar to getting a cavity filled. That being said, many people feel much more comfortable getting a root canal treatment via sedation dentistry.

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.

Common Reasons for Root Canals

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, you’ll find that it’s well worth having it after your tooth pain disappears.

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 amongst dental patients, but today’s treatments are much more comfortable than they were years ago.

The tooth isn’t a solid object but is actually hollow and contains 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 dentists. We will help you get all the dental care that you need, including this treatment.

Our dental practice is often asked if this treatment will be painful, and we have good news for you. Thanks to advances in dental medicine, most treatments can now be done pain-free. This allows even people with severe dental anxiety to get the care they need for their teeth.

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

If you’re facing a root canal, we understand that you may feel nervous or anxious. Dental anxiety affects many people. 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 409.230.0393 to discuss our sedation dentistry options. We’re excited to get to know you and make your dental treatment as comfortable as possible.