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Is root canal therapy in Wichita painful?

Many people sadly fall prey to a common misconception that root canal therapy is a painful treatment and they end up suffering more pain as a result. If more people knew the truth about root canal therapy, they would feel much less uneasy about it. To find out if root canal therapy is painful or not, we must first think about why a dentist would need to perform a root canal treatment.

Root canal therapy is only needed when the pulp of a tooth becomes infected. Since the pulp is the only part of the tooth that contains nerves that can sense temperature and pain, an infection in the pulp can prove to be extremely painful. Once the infection has reached the pulp of the tooth, little can be done to stop the infection. It is necessary to perform root canal therapy to remove the infected pulp and seal the tooth to save it from infection that would otherwise force you to remove the tooth.

Though decades ago, root canal therapy may have been uncomfortable, with all the advances in modern dentistry, a skilled dentist with the right equipment can now ensure that you have a comfortable treatment. Today, advanced tools and effective numbing agents have made root canal a practically painless procedure. First, the dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic so you won’t feel anything, and then he will make a small hole so that the pulp can be accessed. Special tools will then be used to remove the infection, clean out the roots of the tooth, and then seal the root canals so they won’t be infected again.

Without root canal therapy, you would probably lose a lot more of your teeth a lot sooner. So when you first feel a toothache or your dentist in Wichita suggests root canal therapy, don’t let an unfounded fear of pain keep you from getting a treatment that could save your tooth and prevent an even more painful toothache.
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