Dentist in Mesa area describes when root canal therapy is needed
When patients hear about root canal therapy, they are often turned off by the idea of pain and discomfort. However, this is not the case with root canal therapy. In fact, this procedure is extremely comfortable and patients will be able to rid themselves of discomfort with this treatment. What brings many patients into the practice for this procedure is pain that keeps them from getting through the day.
Patients in the Mesa community often ask their dentist when root canal therapy is needed. Typically, situations that lead to the need for treatment include:
- Extreme tooth decay
Dr. Edward Fritz of New Health Dental is a quality dentist in the Mesa area who can work with patients to help them decide if root canal therapy is right for them. He can also describe the process so patients understand what is being done.
Root canal therapy, sometimes called endodontic therapy, is a procedure that is done to remove the inner portion of the tooth called the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the mass of nerves and tissues within a tooth that keep it alive. When infected or damaged, it can cause pain that can become serious. Instead of extracting the tooth and dealing with restorations such as dental implants, many patients are urged to consider root canal therapy instead. This procedure is done under oral conscious sedation at the request of a patient for comfort throughout the treatment, and can be done within one visit.
Root canal therapy is one of many common treatments done in our practice of professionals here at New Health Dental. We recommend patients take the time to understand why the procedure may need to be done, how it is completed, and what to expect for recovery. Dr. Edward Fritz consults with his patients and helps them find out if root canal therapy is appropriate for their specific needs and unique situation.