Updated: May 13, 2019
Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day this year was on Sunday, May 12. For a little history on the holiday, it first began as a “Mothers’ Peace Day” beginning in 1872 after the Civil War. It was a time when mothers gathered together in the name of promoting peace. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson made it an official holiday in the second week of May. Over the years it has come to mean honoring mothers for all that they do.
Preserve Your Teeth Month!
May also happens to be the month of Root Canal Awareness and preserving your teeth. We know that your teeth are valuable to you and we will do anything we can to preserve your teeth. This is so important that we dedicate a whole month to this subject!
In the past root canals were often associated with a lot of pain. However, modern technologies, procedures and materials today have made this a problem of the past. We can now offer many treatment options to save your natural teeth. It’s important to understand your choices and how they’ll impact both your tooth and your future dental health.
Advantages of Saving Your Natural Teeth
Normal biting force and sensation
Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain
What is a root canal?
There are instances when a tooth requires a root canal. For example, when there is deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth or a crack or chip in the tooth. A root canal is the process of removing the inflamed or infected pulp inside a tooth. Your dentist carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the root canal, then fills and seals the space. Afterward, you will return to your dentist, who will place a crown or other restoration on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.
Removing a seriously injured or diseased tooth isn’t more painful than a regular dental procedure, such as a filling or getting a wisdom tooth removed. However, you may experience being a bit sore or numb after the procedure, and may experience mild discomfort for a few days. A root canal is the best way to relieve serious pain and make teeth healthy again. In addition to relieving pain, a root canal also helps protect surrounding teeth from excessive wear or strain.
So there is no need to be afraid of getting a root canal. Fair Oaks Quality Dental will take the time to answer any questions you have, and then develop a plan for you can achieve the very best results possible. And because no two patients are alike, we customize our services to meet your specific needs.
Dr. Nahid Afshari, DDS