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Root Canal Report

“Root Canal: Is It Really Necessary? What You Must Know Before You Even Think Of Getting It Done!”

Dear Tooth Pain Sufferer,

Have you been told that you need a root canal?

Do you have deep pain in your tooth that seems never to go away, even with pain medication?

If so, you may think you need a root canal. And that may be true. However, did you know that many people dive into this before knowing the facts and end up wasting time, money and enduring unnecessary pain and suffering?

Hi, my name is Dr. Añonuevo. I’m a dentist right here in Charlotte and I literally observe, and battle, hidden undetected & detected tooth pain on a daily basis for my patients. I believe this report will enlighten you on the facts about a root canal giving you some details that will help guide you make the right decision.

“How Complicated Is a Root Canal?”

Let’s face it, we never appreciate our healthy teeth as much as we do when one of them is causing us pain.  And when you think about it, you realize that nothing is better than keeping your natural teeth.

However, there are times when your natural teeth do need endodontic treatment – in other words, a root canal – in order to keep your natural teeth healthy and pain-free.  Although this may sound daunting at first, the fact is that with today’s technology, most endodontic treatment patients consider root canals to be as routine and non-threatening as a filling for a cavity.

As much as this is true, you certainly shouldn’t just jump into a root canal procedure unprepared.  It’s best that you know what you’re getting yourself into.

“Who Should Not Perform A Root Canal?”

Any kind of dentist – including your regular dentist – has had some training in root canals and other endodontic treatment throughout their dental school education.  However, some dentists will want you to see an endodontist to actually perform the root canal but this is not always to case. Any dentist not experienced or specially trained should not perform a root canal.

Endodontists, as the name suggests, are specialized dentists who work to treat issues inside the tooth itself.

Because of their specialization, endodontic treatments are the only ones they practice. They will have had to attend two additional years of advanced dental training in order to become endodontists and be recognized as such by the American Dental Association.

Endodontists are capable of performing many different kinds of procedures, which range from the “everyday” to surgeries that are quite complicated – such as re-treating root canals that have not properly or completely healed.  Endodontists are also capable of identifying the specific cause of any oral or facial pain from which you may be suffering, and which may be quite challenging to diagnose.

What Exactly is a Root Canal or Endodontic Treatment?

Endodontics are any sorts of treatments that occur inside the tooth itself.

There are many different parts and aspects to the inside of a tooth.  The outer layer of the tooth is called the enamel.  This is the white part that you can see.

Under that, there is a very hard layer called the dentin, followed by a soft tissue called the pulp.  The pulp is the area which contains all of the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, and it is the area which surrounds the hard tissue of the tooth in its first development.

The pulp reaches from the inside of the very top of the tooth (the crown) down to the very tips of the roots where it joins with the tissues around the root of the tooth.

The pulp plays its most vital role throughout the development of the tooth, however, once it is fully grown, it is possible to keep a healthy tooth without its pulp since the tooth is capable of receiving its nourishment from the surrounding tissues.

“Would a Root Canal Ever Be Absolutely Mandatory?”

Yes, it could be. You will definitely need a root canal if the pulp of your tooth becomes either severely infected or inflamed.  Infection and inflammation can be caused by many different things.  These include:

  • A crack or a chip in the tooth
  • An injury to the tooth that may not have left any visible signs
  • Deep decay
  • Repeated dental procedures on that tooth.

If left untreated, infection or inflammation of the pulp can become extremely painful, or can cause an abscess at the root of the tooth.

“The 5 Signs That An Endodontic or Root Canal Procedure Is Necessary”

Of course, just because your tooth is sensitive, it doesn’t mean that you need a root canal.  There are, however, certain signs that you may be suffering from infection or inflammation of the pulp of your tooth and that an endodontic procedure may help you.

These signs are:

1. Pain
2. Tenderness to chewing or to touch
3. Prolonged sensitivity to cold and heat
4. Discoloration of the tooth
5. Swelling and/or drainage and/or tenderness in the lymph nodes and the bone and gingival tissues close to the area.

Strange as it may seem, though, there may be no symptoms at all, and the necessity for a root canal may be discovered only through a routine examination by the dentist.

Can a root canal rescue your natural tooth?

Possibly. A root canal involves the removal of the pulp in your tooth that has become infected or inflamed. The endodontist then cleans the area very carefully, and reshapes the inside of the canal – which is a channel located inside the root of the tooth – and then refills the space left behind and seals it off.

Following this procedure, you will likely need to go back to your regular dentist who will either give you a crown for the tooth or perform another kind of tooth restoration so that you can use your tooth normally again.  After this point, you will have regular use and maintenance of your tooth once more.

“Does a Root Canal Really Hurt?”

These days, the majority of root canals are performed in order to relieve you of pain, not cause you pain.  The technology, techniques, and modern anesthetics available usually leave patients quite comfortable throughout the entire process.

After having the procedure, it is possible that your tooth will be sensitive – especially in the case where there had been pain or infection prior to the root canal.  However, this can be eased by using regular over-the-counter or prescription pain medications.

For a while after the procedure, the tooth may feel different from your other teeth – though not necessarily uncomfortable.  This should subside over time.  However, if you feel severe pressure, or pain that stays for longer than a few days, it’s important to contact your endodontist to be advised.

Certainly, a root canal won’t be one of the high points of your life, but it will certainly give you a much more comfortable life afterwards. After all, you’ll be able to chew your food, eat hot and cold drinks, and smile without any more pain. You’ll be able to go on living your life pain-free with your own natural tooth.

“I’m Ready To See If I Really Need a Root Canal, What Now?”

As I mentioned before, I specialize in endodontic procedures. But more importantly, the prevention, treatment, and reversal of the problems that cause the need for a root canal.

Before we try to guess whether or not you may need a root canal or any endodontic procedure, I suggest you call (704) 540-1900 for a $100 discount on your first visit to our office

To make sure that this problem doesn’t sneak up on you and compromise the health of your teeth and gums, I urge you to call TODAY.

Once you come in we’ll answer all of your questions and let you know all the details and exactly what we can do after we discover your situation.

It’s really that simple… call (704) 540-1900 for a $100 discount on your first visit to our office with me, one of the top dentists in Charlotte.

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Warmly,

Dr. Añonuevo.

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