Modern technology has made many things replaceable. Why hold onto something that’s been around for years when there’s a bright, shiny replacement version available, right? Modern dentistry itself boasts a variety of techniques and materials for replacing teeth that have become damaged or infected.
But, is simply replacing that tooth really the best option? Our endodontist at Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC believes that whenever possible, it’s best to save our teeth, and we can do just that more quickly and painlessly than ever before. Think about it for a moment: Can an artificial replacement ever look, feel, and function as well as the original equipment? The answer is no!
Why visit our endodontist when you’re experiencing a painful tooth? Because we are specialists who have completed years of training beyond dental school that focuses on diagnosing and relieving your pain while saving that tooth through root canal and other treatments. Don’t let an outdated image of root canal prevent you from learning about today’s procedures. Gone are the long, uncomfortable hours in the dentist’s chair, replaced by modern techniques and effective anesthesia. Many treatments can be completed in just one to two visits lasting less than an hour each.
Deciding to have a painful, infected tooth extracted may seem like a faster or less expensive choice, but endodontic treatment can be completed in nearly the same amount of time and can avoid costly treatments later on.
In today’s disposable mindset, there are plenty of things that are cheaper to replace than to repair. But our teeth are always worth saving whenever possible. And the fact that it’s easier and more comfortable to do so make it a no-brainer. If you are experiencing pain from a damaged or infected tooth, you owe it to yourself to visit the endodontist at Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC. Please contact our office today to arrange an appointment.
By Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
June 28, 2022