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What Happens If You Put off a Root Canal?

January 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — millerwolfdental @ 4:32 am
Man needing a root canal in Altavista

We all dread the moment that we go into the dental office and are told that we are in need of a root canal in Altavista. It can induce dental anxiety in a lot of people and the thought certainly isn’t pleasant. For others, it seems to be easier to just put it off until a later date because of a busy schedule. However, avoiding a root canal can actually lead to some pretty serious consequences. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist an Altavista about why you should schedule your root canal right away.

More Pain

If you have never needed a root canal before, you have probably at least heard that they are excruciatingly painful. The good news is that this isn’t necessarily true. Because of modern dental technology, you don’t need to worry about feeling too much pain during the procedure. Usually, it is no worse than a deep filling, and you won’t feel a thing. In fact, root canals will actually relieve a lot of pain that you are feeling due to an infected or abscessed tooth. When you put off this procedure, the pain will only become worse and it can even spread to other areas of the mouth.

More Time

Are you delaying your root canal because your schedule is so busy at work or with the kids? If you wait too long, you may be requiring multiple appointments in order to restore your smile to health. It can become much more serious than just a root canal. By clearing a little space in your schedule for a dental appointment, you can save yourself some time in the long run.

Other Severe Issues

Some people seem to think that they can tough out the pain and the problem will go away on its own. Most of the time, this isn’t the case. Even if the pain does suddenly disappear, this doesn’t mean that you are in the clear all of a sudden. This could be a sign that the nerves inside your tooth have been killed by an infection. At this point, the likelihood of your dentist saving your tooth is becoming slip. The infection can even spread to other areas of the body, including vital organs. You could be looking at a life-threatening situation if you don’t act quickly.

Going to the dentist can be a little bit of a hassle, but it is important if you want to get relief. Give your dentist a call and schedule your root canal so that you can have your smile restored to health.

About the Author

Dr. Paul Miller earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the VCU School of Dentistry and has been working in the field for more than a decade. He excels in all aspects of dentistry, including root canals and surgical extractions. If you are in need of a root canal, he would be happy to help you get some relief. To learn more about root canal therapy or to schedule an appointment, visit his website or call (434) 324-8241.

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