Root canal therapy has received a poor reputation over the years. Many of our patients in Jenkintown mistakenly believe that root canals are dangerous, unnecessary, or painful, when, thankfully, this simply isn't true!
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure in which Cary L. Limberakis, DMD cleans out any infection or inflammation which may be currently present in your tooth root. These procedures are necessary for people who have infected teeth, as they help prevent the person from losing their teeth. The procedure is quite safe.
Are Root Canals Painful?
Because root canals are the result of an infection in the tooth root, people who visit Dr. Limberakis in Jenkintown for root canal therapy are usually already in pain. Root canals do not cause pain; they treat it.
Furthermore, thanks to modern-day medicine, the process of getting a root canal really isn't painful at all. In fact, with just a little bit of dental anesthesia, the process is no more painful than having a filling placed. There's no need to be unconscious for the procedure either, assuming you don't have severe dental anxiety.
Once the root canal is finished, your teeth and gums are likely to be sore for a few days while the area heals, but the pain should not be severe. Most pain can be easily managed by avoiding hard or crunchy foods and by taking an over-the-counter pain reliever as needed. If your mouth is very sore or painful after your root canal procedure, be sure to call Dr. Limberakis right away to make sure that everything is okay.
No matter what circumstances led to you needing a root canal, you can rest assured knowing that you are in good hands with Dr. Limberakis. Dr. Limberakis will never make you feel frightened for needing a root canal. Instead, he the rest of his staff will do their best to keep your smile healthy, clean and comfortable.
If you need root canal therapy in Jenkintown, there is nothing to be worried about. Call and schedule an appointment today!