Root canal therapy is a treatment that is surrounded by myths, causing people to avoid it. And that’s a shame, because it is such a beneficial procedure. At the dental practice of Scott Barr DDS, we separate the fact from the fiction and assure you that our Plantation root canal is a comfortable and effective way to remedy an infected tooth and to relieve the symptoms that come along with it.
The most damaging myth about root canal therapy is that it is painful to endure. Nothing could be less true. It is performed under local anesthesia, and Dr. Barr uses advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. In the old days, there was a lot of guesswork, but that is no longer true. It is easy to navigate and to keep you relaxed and at ease as a result. Most patients find that there is no discomfort at all, or very little and completely manageable. Another myth is that our Plantation root canal is surgery. It is not. There is no cutting of tissue, not stitches, and no bandages. And then there is the myth that extraction is an equally good alternative. The removal of a tooth, which is indeed surgical, leaves you short one valuable tooth. Your smile is negatively affected, your other teeth can shift and cause you discomfort, and your chewing may be compromised. You can replace the tooth, but not without time, effort, and money. With our Plantation root canal, you keep your natural tooth. The procedure has a success rate of 90%, so there is a very good chance of that exact outcome. Once the tooth has been fully restored with a crown, there is every reason to expect that it will last you a long time.
Schedule an appointment with us for an examination and x-rays right away. Don’t suffer needlessly when there is treatment available to provide you with relief.