What are the alternatives to root canal treatment?
If you experience tooth pain or swelling, we invite you to get in touch with our Lake Work dental office for an emergency dental appointment. Pain and swelling are signs that your tooth is infected and root canal treatment might be necessary.
Root Canal Therapy
When we perform root canals at Palms Dental Care, we ensure our patients remain comfortable. Root canals relieve pain and allow the body to heal. Because of the fear surrounding root canal treatment, many patients would prefer an alternative.
Unfortunately, the only alternative is to extract the symptomatic tooth. Some dentists might drain the abscess, which will provide immediate relief; but it will be short-lived, as the infection produces more pus and inflammation.
When left untreated, pain can become unbearable and can even, in some rare cases, threaten your life. Allowing an active infection to remain anywhere inside the body is dangerous and can make its way to the heart or brain.
While we understand that most patients prefer not to have root canals, dental extractions come with a host of additional concerns such as bone loss and misalignment.
For information about root canals in Lake Worth, or to arrange an appointment to discuss your options, please give us a call. We are here to help you have the dentistry you need to stay healthy.