How A Root Canal Can Relieve Pain
By Myers Family Dental
September 21, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canals  

Root CanalMany patients look at a root canal procedure as something to dread, but it’s important to understand that a root canal is actually the solution to your toothache—not the cause. Learn more about having a root canal performed by your dentist Dr. Alan Myers in Augusta GA, and how this very common procedure can help you get back to good dental health.

Dental Pain
There are several levels of dental pain: a general sensitivity in a tooth, a mild ache or throbbing and an intense pain that causes headaches and makes it impossible to eat or even talk. Ideally you should have your teeth checked at any stage of dental pain, but unfortunately, many patients wait until the discomfort is so intense that it is unbearable. It’s estimated that three in 10 adults live with regular dental pain.

Having a Root Canal Procedure
A root canal is a fairly straightforward dental procedure that can be completed in as little as one appointment, depending on the severity of the issue. Your dentist Dr. Myers in Augusta, GA administers sedation to calm your nerves, then enters the problem tooth to clean out the bad tissue and disinfect the area. After it is thoroughly cleaned, a root canal filling material is inserted to prevent a new infection from developing.

How It Relieves Dental Pain...
The pain that you are experiencing when you have a major toothache is due to an infection that is irritating the inner nerves of your tooth. Until that diseased tissue is cleared up, you will continue to experience pain and discomfort. A root canal is the key to relief when you have a tooth infection or abscess.

Let Myers Family Dental Help Ease Your Pain
You don’t have to continue to suffer with dental pain, and unfortunately, it won’t just go away if you ignore it. Call Myers Family Dental at (706) 738-7742 to talk to an Augusta, GA dentist about your problem and learn how a root canal can help you get relief after just one or two appointments.