Dentist Methuen Addressing root canal treatment concerns

Dentist in Methuen Shares the Truth about Root Canal Treatment

The term "root canal" is seen as the equivalent of the Boogeyman! There are countless rumors that root canal treatments are painful, harmful, and downright scary. However, this is simply not true! If you're suffering from a tooth infection that has already reached the roots of the tooth, a root canal may be necessary. Without this procedure, patients may suffer from a worse infection and even tooth loss. With the help of our dentist in Methuen, we'll share helpful information as to why this dental service is more than just beneficial.


Is a Root Canal Necessary?

If the infection has already reached the root of your tooth, a root canal is highly recommended in order to save the tooth. The root of the tooth contains the pulp and the pulp is where the nerves and vessels of the tooth are located. The pulp is what keeps the tooth alive, so if it gets infected and left untreated, this may cause the tooth to decay, rot, and fall out.


How Does the Procedure Save the Tooth?

Root canal therapy will not only save you from severe pain, but also keep your tooth alive. If you care about the appearance of your smile, you should feel the same to the inside of each tooth. A root canal or endodontic operation treats the inflammation or infection deep down to the pulp area. This dental service will keep your tooth alive and prevent further tooth loss.


How Painful is the Procedure?

One very common misconception about root canals is the high level of pain you feel. Dr. Sandler, our dentist in Methuen, uses a local anesthetic to ease the pain and make the surrounding area numb, so in reality, you won't feel a thing! If the fear of extreme pain is what stopping you from having this procedure, we encourage you to discuss this with Dr. Sandler so we'll work together to fight back against the phobia.


What Do I Have to Do After this Procedure?

Dr. Sandler will have a list of post-op instructions for you to follow after this procedure to take home. If you have any questions about the contents of the instructions, please ask us - we're here to help!


Still worried about getting a root canal? Address any and all concerns with our dentist in Methuen by calling our office at (978) 683-3343 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sandler. We want you to be comfortable and confident in your dental choices, so let's work together towards a healthier, longer lasting smile today!