Many cringe at the thought of a root canal; however, there are times when this procedure is needed to save a diseased tooth. Most dentists do their best to avoid extracting a tooth because it leaves a large space that the other teeth in the mouth will eventually start to move toward. This can obviously cause the individual’s teeth to become crooked, but there are other problems caused by this as well.
Having an open space in the mouth where a tooth once was also promotes improper chewing of food and can even increase the prevalence of infections in that particular area. This is due to an increase in the openness to bacteria.
If you think you may need a root canal due to an ailing tooth, or you know that you will need to have bridgework done, your dentist in Beverly Hills employs an endodontic specialist whose expertise is root canals. During your visit, you will be provided with a full consultation to discuss what is needed to save your ailing tooth. If a root canal is your best option, you can rest assured that the trusted dentists at the Bedford Dentists Group will do everything in their power to make your root canal as pleasant as possible.
The patient’s anxiety is usually a major reason a root canal is avoided. However, there is no need to suffer the pain of a root canal. Advances in local anesthetic and in the root canal process itself make this worry a thing of the past. Of course, if your anxiety stems from the fear of the procedure itself, your caring dentist and his experienced staff will ease your worries with their calm nature and tender manner.