Did you know root canals are not painful when done by someone expertly trained like Dr. Dine? And did you know root canals can save your teeth? Call us today at 513-823-2575 to schedule your next appointment for restorative dentistry. There are a lot of myths surrounding root canals, but know this: They are not painful.
Why Do Your Teeth Get Infected?
Harmful bacteria live in just about everyone’s mouth. They feed off food particles that get stuck in your mouth. More importantly, they secrete an acid. When bacteria are on your teeth, the acid creates burns holes in your enamel called cavities.
If these cavities get too deep, or if you have an accident that cracks the tooth, those harmful bacteria can slip inside a tooth. They infect the dental pulp, home to the blood vessels and nerve endings for the tooth.
That’s why a common sign of such an infection is a toothache. As the infection spreads, it can make your enamel brittle. Eventually, an infected tooth will either break or need to be extracted. That’s why Dr. Dine trained to use root canals.
What Does A Root Canal Do?
A root canal is a restorative dentistry treatment because it restores the tooth back to how it should be. Here’s what a root canal procedure from Dr. Dine would be like.
- You get digital X-rays taken of your teeth. Dr. Dine is trained to use these and spot where the infection is.
- Local anesthetic is applied, and our DentalVibe system makes the delivery painless.
- Dr. Dine makes a small opening in the enamel near the infection.
- Using special tools and his advanced skill, Dr. Dine carefully removes the infected dental pulp.
- Your tooth is both sealed and strengthened by a dental crown.
Call our Fairfield, OH dental office today to schedule your next appointment. Dr. Dine has the experience and training needed to determine if you need a root canal or not. If you do, you can get one with virtually no pain thanks to local anesthetic and Dr. Dine’s training.
Debunking Root Canal Myths
MYTH – It’s better to extract a tooth than remove the infection.
Decades ago, some dentists thought removing the infection was a bad idea. They thought you need to remove the tooth entirely to avoid spreading the infection. It’s true that an infection ignored for too long can get into the bloodstream and infect other parts of you. But that’s exactly why root canals are needed — to remove the infection.
That’s why you need to call us today. The infection won’t go away on its own. A root canal from Dr. Dine can get rid of the infection and save your tooth.
MYTH – Root canals are very painful.
By far, this is the myth we hear most often at our Fairfield, OH dental office. A long time ago, root canals were probably painful. But things have changed a lot since then. Today, your root canal should be almost painless.
Call us today at 513-823-2575 to schedule your next visit for a root canal. Between Dr. Dine’s expert training and local anesthetic, you should feel no pain. Even getting local anesthetic is painless thanks to our revolutionary DentalVibe system.
MYTH – Root canals leave behind a weak tooth.
Admittedly, there is some truth to this one. Root canals remove infected dental pulp. Without the usual amount of blood vessels, your tooth can become more brittle. Since the alternative is continuing to live in pain until the tooth needs to come out, dentists have a way around this problem.
Dental crowns are used to seal up the opening made by Dr. Dine to reach the infection. But once placed, they also provide a layer of protection. If the tooth gets weaker, the dental crown will be in place to make it strong again.
Call us TODAY at 513-823-2575 to schedule your next appointment for a root canal. It’s not painful. In fact, the only painful thing is to ignore the toothache and hope it will go away.