What Spring area residents can expect during root canal recovery

 In Root Canals

Root canals are commonly feared by dental patients. While many associate them with pain, the treatment is actually a rather comfortable procedure. Many patients seek the assistance of a dentist when they are experiencing pain, which may require root canal therapy. The purpose of root canal therapy is to maintain the natural tooth without requiring extraction, in a way that is cosmetically beneficial. It can improve the health of the smile while relieving the discomfort felt by patients.

Root canal therapy is done with local anesthetics and sedation when necessary. Patients are made comfortable when the procedure begins. Dr. Robert Dernick, DDS drills a hole into the tooth to reach the dental pulp that is housed inside the tooth. The pulp stores the nerves and blood supply of a tooth and it can be removed without harm. Once removed, the area is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, then filled with gutta percha to seal it. Depending on the tooth that received treatment, a dental crown may be placed to protect the natural tooth from further damage, as it may now become more weak and brittle over time.

Spring area patients can expect a rather comfortable recovery from root canal therapy. While there may be some discomfort for a few days, most of this can be addressed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Patients can go about the rest of their day without any interruptions, though their mouth may feel sore after treatment.

Dr. Robert Dernick, DDS can consult with patients to determine if root canal therapy is necessary. Using x-rays and an evaluation, he can help patients in finding out if root canal therapy can eliminate their discomfort quickly and easily while maintaining their natural teeth.

If you are located in the Spring area and you are seeking quality care, contact Dr. Robert Dernick, DDS today to schedule a consultation visit and learn about the benefits of an experienced dental team. Our state-of-the-art dental facility can help patients of all ages in attaining beautiful, healthy smiles in an affordable manner. Call today to visit our practice and learn about root canal therapy and other treatments available through our facility.


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