Posts for: May, 2015

By Office of Michael C. Scheske, DDS, PC
May 12, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Root Canals  

Root CanalsOf all of the dental procedures Michael C. Scheske, DDS, PC offers, root canal treatment is one of the most feared. For some reason, many Union residents believe that root canals are very painful. Thankfully, this could not be any further from the truth. Root canals don't cause pain - they take it away.

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure Union residents need when their teeth are infected or decayed on the inside, around the tooth root. This can happen as the result of a tooth chip or crack, deep decay or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of an infected or inflamed tooth can include pain, swelling, sensitivity, discoloration and drainage, but not all infected teeth present symptoms at all.

When Dr. Scheske performs a root canal treatment on a Union resident, the goal of the treatment is to clean out the infection, reduce the inflammation and take away the pain - not cause it. The treatment also fills the tooth to reduce the chances of developing further infection or inflammation in the future.

Thanks to modern anesthesia, having a root canal done should not be any more painful than having a filling placed. Many Union residents are actually surprised to find out how painless root canal treatment actually is. It really isn't painful or uncomfortable.

While some pain and sensitivity after the treatment are normal, these symptoms can usually be treated pretty easily with an over-the-counter pain medication. Plus, they generally subside pretty quickly, unlike the symptoms of an inflamed or infected tooth.

If your Union dentist recommends root canal treatment, there is no need to worry. The procedure isn't complicated, dangerous or painful. Instead, it is simply a routine procedure that dentists such as Dr. Scheske perform all of the time, and it is a procedure that will make you feel better, not worse.

Do you have one or more teeth that need a root canal? If so, call Dr. Scheske to set up an appointment today. You'll be glad you did.