Dental treatments have evolved over time so now treatments are more people-friendly
It is understandable that people are afraid of what they do not understand. And there probably was a time—decades ago—when certain dental treatments were painful and fear-inducing. However, as time has moved on medical science has improved.
Did you know?
A survey conducted in February of this year found that more people were afraid of losing their teeth than they were of the flu. This, when you think about it, does not sound surprising really. Treating the flu does not cost a thousand or more dollars, and curing the flu is fairly painless compared to losing a tooth and trying to replace it.
Losing a tooth can be detrimental to your overall health. It can lead to weakening of the jawbone, it can lead to various health issues such as; heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. So it should come as no surprise that more people are afraid of losing a tooth than they are of getting the flu.
But the point of the survey wasn’t the numbers; it was more specific than that. The point of the survey was that while people are afraid of losing a tooth they in fact were more afraid of root canal therapy. It seems that the participants of this particular survey would rather undergo a dental implant than a root canal. But the thing is root canal therapy is no longer a painful procedure and it is a great way to save the tooth.
Natural is better than artificial…
A root canal treatment can save your tooth. The whole point of a root canal treatment is to save your tooth. At the end of the day, it is what you want, a natural tooth rather than an implant. Implants are a good solution if you have lost your teeth; they are a strong durable solution. But there is a way to avoid that treatment.
It’s not a scary treatment…
The thing to keep in mind about root canal therapy is that, thanks to modern dental science it can now be performed painlessly.
If the tooth is infected or inflamed (inflammation can be caused by tooth decay, chip or crack, extreme wear or neglect) it may require root canal therapy.
At Dental Clinic @ World Tower in Sydney, along with a small percentage of other dentists (just 3% in fact), we use a high-tech microscope to help in performing the root canal therapy. This allows us to better see the affected area and work more closely with the problem. In order for your treatment to be as painless as possible we use an aesthetic which will numb the pain in the area receiving treatment.
Every patient is different and so too are there needs. The number of treatments necessary to solve your individual needs will vary of the state of your teeth. After your root canal therapy one of our skilled dentists may recommend for the stability and continued functionality of your tooth that you get a crown placed over the tooth. The crown will ensure that the tooth stays strong and healthy.
For more information on our root canal therapy, or to book an appointment please do not hesitate to contact us.