Root canals are a superior solution compared to tooth extraction.
A root canal can often save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. This makes it a more affordable option than needing to proceed with a dental implant or bridge after losing a tooth. Here at Drs. Batten & Heath Family Dentistry, we take great care with root canals to make your experience as pleasant as possible. We understand that root canals are largely misunderstood and even feared by many people, but we can show you that there is no cause for concern. We are happy to discuss the myths surrounding root canals, so you are comfortable with going forward with this effective and safe dental procedure.
One of the biggest myths is that root canals are excruciatingly painful. The reality is that you are probably having more pain from the tooth itself than the procedure will generate. In fact, with sedation dentistry and anesthetics, root canals pose no more discomfort than getting a filling.
Another myth we often get asked about is whether root canals are just a temporary solution. The reality is that this dental procedure can preserve your tooth indefinitely and with proper at-home dental care practices and regular cleaning visits, there is no reason why your tooth can’t last your lifetime.
If you are having an issue with a tooth and would like to know more about root canals, give us a call to schedule an appointment at our Walkertown, North Carolina dental office. We will be happy to discuss what you can expect and answer any questions you might have about root canals and why they are a superior solution compared to extraction.
At Drs. Batten & Heath Family Dentistry, we can perform root canals for residents of Walkertown, Winston-Salem, Belews Creek, Kernersville, Walnut Cove, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, and Wallburg, North Carolina.