Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of a Root Canal

By March 23, 2016No Comments

“We are going to have to do a root canal” may be some of the last words you want to hear when you're sitting in the chair at your dentist’s office. But here are some reasons why you shouldn’t worry too much about it.

Getting a root canal can save your tooth. The dentist knows what he is doing and wants to help.

Root Canal X-Ray

  1. A Root Canal Will Save Your Tooth

Root canals take place when there is an infection in the pulp of your tooth. The pulp is the part of your tooth where the nerves are located. So, you can imagine why it could be tricky having an infection in that part of your tooth. By getting a root canal, the dentist will remove the infected part of the pulp, which will prevent it from becoming even more damaged from the decay. So you get to keep your tooth and be relieved of a lot of pain. That’s a win, win situation as far as we can see!


  1.  The procedure should be painless

Don’t worry, we will take care of you and make sure you don’t feel a thing. And, if you feel even a tinge of pain, just let us know and we'll make sure to give you some more local anesthesia. Don’t try and tough it out. We promise that getting another shot of novacane isn’t a sign of weakness, it is just a smart thing to do so that both you and the dentist can make the procedure go smoothly


  1. Antibiotics won’t work

Now, we know what you’re thinking, “It’s an infection so why can you prescribe me some antibiotics and send me on my merry way?” Well, as described by, the infection in in the root canal system which makes it impossible for the antibiotics to reach the spot so they can be effective. Antibiotics use the circulatory system to get to the places where infection is, and long story short, this infection can’t be reached using that system.
So, don’t worry about your root canal. Come by and we will help you to have a good, painless experience with this procedure that can seem scary. We will help you understand exactly what is going to happen and why we do our procedures that way.