There’s a long-held myth that a root canal is a painful procedure. Fortunately, it’s just a myth, and it’s time to set the record straight.
The Truth About Root Canals
Root canals do not cause pain; they relieve it. That’s not just something we say to make you feel better, either! The truth is that the pain started because of an infection or abscess deep inside the tooth, and a root canal removes the infected material and thus the pain.
Your tooth is composed of an outer layer of hard enamel, a softer layer underneath called dentin, and finally the pulp, the soft tissue located inside the root canal. The pulp can become inflamed or infected as a result of repeated dental procedures, deep decay, or trauma or injury to the tooth. When we don't treat inflammation or infection, the result is often pain, and it can be excruciating.
The problem is that many patients are already in severe pain when they arrive at the dental office for treatment, and it’s this pain they associate with the procedure. In reality, root canal treatment is a straightforward procedure made comfortable using rotary endodontic technology. Rotary endodontics use a nickel-titanium tip that is five times more flexible than the steel files used in the past, making your treatment comfortable, efficient, and productive.
Gentle Root Canals in Van Nuys
If you suspect you need a root canal in Van Nuys, please don't put off treatment as it may result in tooth loss. Dr. Daniel Bacquet is sensitive to your feelings and provides gentle, comfortable treatment.