What Are My Alternatives to a Root Canal?

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 18:00

The root canal process is not as bad as you might have imagined it would be.

If you’ve never had a root canal before or if you’ve only had terrible past experiences, please be assured that today’s process is completely different!

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Dentists in Alexandria team

First, you’ll be numbed up that you won’t feel a thing. A root canal is a lengthy procedure, if anything. As your dentist, Dr. Qureshi will make sure that you are comfortable throughout the entire process.

Is there any way to get around having a root canal, though?

If You Don’t Get A Root Canal

If you don’t get your tooth treated, the infection in the nerve can spread and cause severe damage inside your jaw. It might even trigger another infection somewhere else in your body when it spreads through the bloodstream.

Eventually, your dying tooth will fall out anyway. A root canal is how Dr. Qureshi intervenes to let you keep your natural tooth and avoid a potentially life-threatening infection.

The only alternative is pulling the tooth before it can cause all that trouble.

If you do that, you’ll still be faced with deciding how to fill in the gap. The easiest way to maintain your smile is to save as much of your natural tooth as possible. In some cases, it’s too late for a root canal to be successful and it’s best to have the tooth extracted then replaced with an implant.

Root Canal Dentist In Alexandria

Is your tooth bothering you? Don’t wait to get it looked at! It could be something very serious. Visit Farhan Qureshi, DDS to find out whether or not you need a root canal.