Root Canal Therapy: 3 Responses And How They Will Affect You

What to do if you recently found out that you require root canal therapy? Perhaps your instinct is to run away, hide out, and pretend you never heard your diagnosis or treatment recommendation. Maybe you are okay with the idea but you just really want to receive some answers first. As you may have guessed, we see some common responses from patients and know firsthand the results that those responses bring. Would you like in on this secret, so you can determine the reaction that will serve you best? Good! Let’s get started.

#1: You Hide From It

Some individuals choose to hide out when they discover they need root canal therapy. We don’t suggest this. You may be able to avoid scheduling a visit but you cannot hide from your infected tooth! It’s going to get worse. In fact, it can get much worse and as a result, you won’t qualify for a root canal anymore. Instead, we may simply need to remove the tooth. We don’t suggest this approach.

#2: You Ask Us Questions

Many patients agree to a root canal therapy but they have lots of questions they want answered first. They wonder what a root canal really is, how long it will take, what it will feel like (it’s absolutely comfortable), and more. As you might have guessed, we are happy to answer all of these questions! Then, these patients receive the treatment and head home with a restored smile. We strongly encourage this approach!

#3: You Embrace It And Move On!

Then, there are those few patients who simply take our word for it, show up for their root canal therapy, and head home with a newly healthy smile. If you feel comfortable simply scheduling your visit and coming in for care, then that’s wonderful! Again, we strongly encourage this approach, as well, if it works for you!

See Us For Your Root Canal Therapy ASAP

When it’s time for your root canal, coming in for the treatment as soon as possible is key. Remember that we are happy to answer questions and look forward to guiding you, comfortably, back to exceptional oral health. Set up an appointment in Grand Prairie, TX by contacting your dentist at Pecan Tree Dental to schedule a visit at (972) 262-5111.