There are many misconceptions about root canal therapy. One of the most common misunderstandings is the idea that the treatment is especially painful even though modern techniques and sedation now make it no more uncomfortable than other routine dental procedures. These days, root canal therapy is one of the most effective ways to stop pain caused by a severely infected tooth. If you have a persistent toothache and notice symptoms such as swollen gums or bad breath, get in touch with Dr. Parry at Magnolia Shores Family Dentistry as soon as you can to schedule an appointment for root canal therapy in Summerfield, NC.
When performing root canal therapy, a small hole is created in a tooth so the dentist can access and remove any infected interior tissue. Most dentists use rotary files, or instruments that spin in one direction, to accomplish this. Dr. Parry, however, utilizes reciprocating files, which can spin both ways. This allows him to complete the treatment faster while also preserving more of a tooth’s structure, helping the tooth maintain its strength to drastically lower the risk of cracking or breaking in the future.
Ultrasonic root canal therapy involves cleansing the inside of an infected tooth using concentrated sound energy. This removes more debris compared to simply rinsing the tooth with a liquid solution, the method used by most other dentists. It does a better job eliminating harmful bacteria and dead tissue so that the inside of the tooth is left cleaner and healthier. As a result, the chances of the infection coming back are reduced to practically zero.
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