When your dentist tells you that you need a root canal, you’re typically met with a lot of fear. Root canals aren’t pleasant and no one enjoys getting them, but they’re a necessary part of dentistry. Getting one will prevent you from being in pain and it can also save your tooth.
For one day of discomfort, you’ll never feel pain in that tooth again.
There is no alternative that functions or feels better than your natural teeth. You need to take care of them for as long as you can. When you get the procedure done, your dentist will start by numbing the area. It will take a little while for the numbing medication to kick in, but once it does you shouldn’t feel a thing. If you do, your dentist can usually give you more numbing medication.
Once you can no longer feel your tooth, the dentist will begin drilling at the top of your tooth down to the problem area. They will drill away all of the affected areas and they will remove the root of your tooth. After that, they will fill and stabilize the remaining bit of the tooth. It’s really not as bad as it sounds!