By The Smile Shack
April 21, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal on the weekend?
...speak in front of people?
...go out with you?
OUCH! Hopefully, you've never been told that last one!

The poor root canal gets a bad rap, but it's a procedure that can be quite beneficial in improving your dental health. Often root canals are performed instead of tooth extractions, and are needed when the blood or nerve supply to a tooth is injured or decayed. Millions of teeth have been saved by this relatively routine procedure! Now, don't you feel bad about talking smack about root canals?

During a root canal procedure, the infected tooth material is carefully removed, and then the area around the tooth is disinfected. Next, the tooth is filled and sealed with a rubber-like material. Finally, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling. Once the root canal is complete, your tooth will be fully functional and should look great!

Admittedly, there are many things in life that are more agreeable than having a root canal performed. Yet, the procedure doesn't need to be an uncomfortable experience at all. At The Smile Shack, we will ensure that you're as relaxed as possible as we work to save your tooth. Having a root canal won’t feel much different than having a routine cavity filled. Depending on the tooth’s condition, the procedure can be completed in 1 to 2 appointments.

If you still hate the term "root canal", you can use the term "endodontic therapy." However, "I'd rather have endodontic therapy than go to the prom with you" doesn't quite have the same bite to it (pun included for free!).


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