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I’d Rather Have a Root Canal

Posted on August 13th, 2016

Root_Canal (1)Have you ever heard someone say, “It was worse than a root canal?” Most of us in Houston are used to hearing root canals compared some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Dr. Meghna Dassani DMD, would like set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental good. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to give Dassani Dentistry a call.

Root Canals Save Teeth

Here it comes, the question on everyone’s mind – why on Earth would you want a root canal?! There is one thing all dentists in Houston and beyond will agree on – saving your natural teeth is always the best option. There are many ways that Dr. Dassani can replace missing or damaged teeth, but nothing is as good as the real thing. If you have a tooth with inflamed or infected pulp, a root canal or endodontic treatment, can get rid of infection and save it. Thus, root canals are preferable to extraction. Here are some more advantages of endodontic treatment:

  • Natural appearance
  • Efficient chewing
  • Tolerance of normal bite force and sensation
  • Surrounding teeth are protected from extra wear and/or strain

Root Canals Get Rid of Pain

Perhaps if you had a root canal before modern techniques and anesthetics, it would live up to its reputation. That is not the case today, though, fortunately. In reality, if you have had a root canal, you are six times more likely to say that it was “painless” than those that have never experienced the procedure. The truth is, root canals actually get rid of pain by removing infected, damaged tissues. When Dr. Dassani performs a root canal she cleans out the infection, sterilizes/disinfects the inside of the tooth, uses a rubber sealant to fill the gap, and then places a crown or filling on top to protect the tooth. Once it is done, the tooth functions just like its neighbors. Voila, your tooth is now healthy again!

At Dassani Dentistry, we love changing people’s minds about root canals, so please give us a call to find out if you can benefit from this treatment. Maybe then you’ll start saying, “that was almost as pleasant as a root canal!”

Sources

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/root-canals

http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/root-canals/myths-about-root-canals-and-root-canal-pain.aspx

http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/root-canals/root-canals.aspx

About Meghna Dassani, DMD

Dr. Meghna Dassani received her initial dental training from the University of Mumbai, India, where she graduated in 1996 as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). After working as an associate for one year, she established her own practice in Mumbai, India. She successfully operated this practice for six years prior to moving to the US. When Dr. Meghna Dassani is not in the office she is at home being a mommy to her 2 beautiful girls and enjoying time relaxing with her husband. Since opening her own practice in 2011 she doesn’t have a lot of free time but when the time allows she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, visiting with friends and family and of course SHOPPING with a Starbucks in her hand!

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