We Partner With Your General Dentist For A Healthy Smile For Life
Now, we know that we’re your orthodontic team, not your dentist. However, we want to help you have healthy teeth for life. And that job goes beyond orthodontics and into a lifetime of good dental care.
That’s why we’re joining with our fellow oral health professionals this week to dispel the myths about one major dental procedure: root canals. March 17–23 is Root Canal Awareness Week. We know that it’s a topic people don’t typically visit about in a favorable light. Root canal therapy has always been a bit of a “whipping boy” in dentistry—and, its reputation is probably undeserved. This is especially true given today’s awesome treatment advancements.
The Most Common Misperception
The problems that lead up to needing a root canal can be painful because they affect your tooth’s pulp and nerves. Oftentimes people associate root canal treatment with the discomfort that made the treatment necessary in the first place. Don’t forget that root canal therapy is the solution, not the problem! And, root canals don’t need to be painful.
Today’s Ingredients For Comfortable Root Canal Treatments:
- safe, effective anesthesia
- extremely precise tools
- incredible imaging technology that enhances how and what we see
- shorter treatment times
Hopefully, with great home care habits and regular visits to your dentist, you won’t need root canal therapy at any point in the future. However, just in case if comes up, remember that there’s nothing to be worried about! Root canal treatment helps you keep your own teeth, and keep that beautiful, healthy, straight smile.
If you have any questions about any dental or orthodontic procedure, don’t hesitate to ask us about it. We’re here to help!