Your visit to the dentist ends with another appointment for a root canal. This sounds frightening and painful, but truth be told, the procedure stops the pain.
Through advanced decay or injury, a tooth and its roots become infected and begins dying. To stop this the dentist will:
- Clean the infection from the root’s interior and exterior
- Remove all the decay from the tooth
- Put a temporary crown in place to protect the work
Once an infection invades your tooth, its roots and gums, it becomes dangerous. If the infection continues to spread to your neck or brain, it becomes life-threatening.
The procedure does not cause pain, but causes some discomfort due to the time it takes. Once finished, the pain you felt before will no longer exist. The tooth, restored to health, will need a permanent crown.
Some dentists neglect explaining to their patients the necessity of the procedure and how much better they will feel afterward. Find a Fort Collins family dentist who will explain each procedure, the reason for the procedure, how it will feel and the outcome.