When something significant is wrong with your tooth, it hurts. Nobody will be able to disagree with that. Deep discomfort within your mouth, trouble eating even the softest foods, and intensely sharp pain are all feelings that many in the North York, Ontario, area have experienced at some point. If you feel this kind of pain, you should immediately see a dentist such as Dr. Reza N. Roodsar and the team at Respond Dental. When the pain you are experiencing comes from an infection deep within the tooth, a root canal may be required to save your tooth. Before an extraction becomes a talking point, services like root canal therapy should always be considered.
At Respond Dental, Dr. Reza N. Roodsar aims for his patients to retain their teeth and pursue a treatment such as a root canal before considering an extraction as a last resort. When you visit Respond Dental, Dr. Roodsar will talk to you about treatment options and outline why a root canal may be your best bet for saving your tooth.
Root Canals Are Not Painful: If you hear horror stories about how root canals are painful, either the person telling the story received a root canal many years ago, or they are just propagating a myth. In the long-ago past, the truth is that root canals used to be painful. A root canal is no more painful than getting a routine filling with modern dental technologies. The techniques and instruments used by dentists today are far superior to those used in the past, making the surgery much less painful and invasive.
Extractions Create Gaps: If you can save your tooth, that is always the better option. When a tooth is extracted, you will have an unattractive gap in your smile. Getting a root canal and then having a crown put in place over the weakened tooth will protect it and preserve your smile.
Shifting Teeth: When an extracted tooth creates a gap, the teeth on either side of the gap will begin a slow creep into that space. This will create bite and alignment issues, among other dental health concerns. Keeping a tooth in place will prevent this from being a concern.
If you seek a dentist for a possible root canal or other dental concern in the North York, Ontario area, please call Dr. Reza N. Roodsar at Respond Dental today. To schedule an appointment, call (416) 318-7465.