Do the words “root canal” bring you relief? If you haven’t needed one before, probably not! But root canals have a bad reputation. They can actually save your tooth! Here at Donald P. Rossler, DMD, we want our patients to feel much better after their procedure. Root canals don’t have to be scary — they’re to help your teeth!

Are you experiencing a painful or infected tooth? Call Donald P. Rossler, DMD today at 860-321-8536 to schedule an appointment in Hebron, CT. 

Get to the Root of Things

Root canals are performed when the inner part of your teeth, or the “pulp”, has been severely damaged. This may be from a cracked tooth, an infection caused by bacteria, a deep cavity, or issues from a previous filling. 

You might experience pain, swelling, or tooth sensitivity. These symptoms mean it’s time for your dentist to take a look inside your mouth. 

Getting a root canal means that your mouth will be back to feeling better soon. You may be numb for 2–4 hours after your procedure, and lingering soreness may follow. But the sharp, severe toothache will disappear once your root canal is done!

It’s Not Painful

One of the most common associations in the dental health world is the one between root canals and pain. But despite what you may have heard, getting a root canal is usually no more painful than a routine filling!

If you’re still apprehensive, we understand. We offer sedation to help ease the anxiety of your procedure.

Reduce Your Risk of Losing Your Tooth

One of the biggest advantages of getting a root canal is saving your tooth. If we catch the infection or issue early enough, the root canal will put an end to your pain or discomfort. If the procedure is put off too long, you can suffer from long-term risks, including losing your tooth, stroke, or sepsis. 

Your oral health is important to your overall health. Root canals don’t have to be scary! Let us help you stay in the best health possible. Call Donald P. Rossler, DMD today at 860-321-8536 to schedule an appointment in Hebron, CT. You can also contact us online.