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While root canals can be victims of their own reputation, we have put together this post to give you the facts on root canal treatment cost, pain and recovery, to show you that a root canal treatment is a relatively simple one, and, surprisingly, pain-free. When a tooth becomes infected, it needs to be cleaned out and sealed to prevent the infection from spreading. This is called a root canal.   The Texas City Dental in Texas City is conveniently located near La Marque, Galveston, and the Hitchcock area is conveniently located near the HEB and ROSS market complex.  is the   low cost dental office by me.

How a root canal is different from a filling

You might wonder why your dentist suggested a root canal instead of a filling, especially if you’re not in too much pain. The truth is, if your dentist is telling you a root canal is needed, then it’s already too late for a filling. Decay can leave holes in your teeth, and this is where fillings come in – they literally fill the holes. 

But if the decay gets deeper into the tooth, down into the root, it can lead to infection, which, if left unchecked, can spread into the gums and jaw. Worst-case scenario, the infection might get into your bloodstream, leading to sepsis, which in turn could lead to a heart attack or stroke. A filling in this situation will only cover the infection up, letting it spread. The only way to get rid of it is by cleaning it out with a root canal treatment.

Dentist root canal xray

Is a root canal more painful than other treatments? Root canals are synonymous with pain and discomfort, but is this fair?  The image of root canal treatment being somehow disproportionately painful probably comes from years ago before modern techniques were discovered. It’s one thing to pull a tooth, it’s quite another to clean out an infection in one. 

Anyone attempting this before modern anaesthetic or even the correct tools for the job would undoubtedly result in a very painful procedure with long and uncomfortable recovery time. However, those practices were many years ago, and modern root canal treatment is now no more painful or uncomfortable than having a regular filling.  Any pain felt during a root canal is from the infection itself, not the treatment, and in fact, the procedure is designed to relieve pain, not cause it.

Modern technology and the use of anesthetics  and sleep dentistry make this procedure quick, safe, typically pain-free, and an excellent way to help save the natural tooth.

Call us at (409) 419-2222 or visit www.txcitydental.com to schedule your appointment.

Find us at:

3448 Palmer Hwy
Texas City TX
77590

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