The Myth Behind Root Canal Procedures
Do you know what FEAR stands for? It’s False Evidence Appearing Real. Many would say their fear and anxiety of going to the dentist or finding out they need a root canal is their worst nightmare. But they don’t know Dr. Derek B. Hauser, DDS, and the friendly staff at Lakefront Family Dentistry.
Often, root canals are avoidable. If you feel a crack or chip in your tooth with your tongue, it’s time to make a dental appointment. Visible chips or pain in teeth also need to be addressed right away. Due to people’s avoidance due to unsubstantiated fear of dentists, a simple filling becomes an infection.
Antibiotics Alone are Not Enough
When the roots of the tooth and nerve endings become infected, there is often an abscess underneath the tooth that antibiotics alone can no longer treat because the patient let the pain and symptoms go on for months.
Only when the tooth pain is intolerable and a person can no longer function or handle the excruciating pain—do they pick up the phone and request an emergency appointment. Of course, if that’s the case, most exceptional dentists are booked solid for two weeks or longer.
Last Minute Tooth Emergencies Might Mean Less Experience
Don’t take your chances with a less-qualified dental practitioner at the last minute. Become more aware of your oral health and symptoms and get regular checkups and a professional teeth cleaning twice a year at Lakefront Family Dentistry.
Professional Dental Cleanings Could Save You from Heart Disease
Three registered dental hygienists at Dr. Hauser’s office are friendly, gentle and will make sure there is no sign of gum disease, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and they can check for any visible signs of tooth decay and/or damage.
In a very short time, a simple dental cleaning can save years of dental bills later on—including time and pain down the road. Avoidance and fear can cost you a lot of money down the road, and oral diseases are medically known to cause heart disease, too.
Gentle, Pain-Free and Fun!
Root canal treatment is not painful at all. It’s a myth many would have a person believing. Given advanced dental technology today, a patient receives a painless digital x-ray while they sit in the chair. Going to another room, then waiting for film to develop is a thing of the past at Dr. Hauser’s private practice.
Your digital x-ray is shown on a monitor in front of you while Dr. Hauser looks at your teeth. This tells him the degree of infection and course of treatment. If a root canal is needed, the treatment can begin immediately.
Saving a Tooth is Always the First Choice
It’s always vital to save a tooth, if that’s a viable option. Otherwise, patients will need to spend more money later on and get a bridge or dental implant and crown on top of the implant. If you get a tooth pulled because it’s in the back, thinking you won’t need it anymore…think again.
Any tooth that’s extracted must have a replacement tooth in that position, or your teeth will start to become crooked. This means your bite will become off, and this impacts your entire jaw and structure. A dental implant is a great option because it fills the gap in the bone where the root of the tooth kept the others from crowding.
An Extracted Tooth Needs a Replacement or Bone Loss Occurs
When the back molar is pulled, the front teeth begin to crowd. As a person gets older, bone loss of the jaw occurs. This is something a patient doesn’t want to happen, since it causes other health ramifications. If you look at the overall cost, time, pain and missing teeth that make larger problems arise over time—getting your teeth professionally cleaned and checkups make all of that disappear!
During the first sign of pain or noticeable injury to any tooth, it’s imperative to let go of the unknown and trust a leading private practice dental practitioner like Dr. Hauser. Having over 20 years of experience treating thousands of patients and many five-star reviews means you’re in excellent hands.
After all, when an appointment is made at the first sign of root canal pain, one visit with a simpler remedy might be all that’s needed. Get in right away and you’ll be surprised how easy and pain-free it is. Lakefront Family Dentistry believes in making the dentist fun again! Call (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today.