Root canals have gotten a bad rap over the years. Just the mention of the word conjures up visions of drills and screams of pain and agony. But your Aurora dental leader wants you to know that they myth of the root canal is just that: a myth. The truth is that most root canals are actually quite painless and very beneficial.

A root canal is basically the removal of the inside portion of the tooth due to an infection. Most of the time, the pain is caused from the infection working against the anesthesia. Aurora Family Dentistry will do their best to control the infection with antibiotics before the procedure ever occurs. If this is possible, as in the root canal is not an emergency, then the anesthesia works perfectly and the procedure is pain free.

A root canal is great because it allows you to keep your existing tooth and helps prevent other costly procedures like extractions and implants or bridges. Aurora Family Dentistry, your Aurora dental leader wants you to know that their first priority is to get you back to living a pain free life. Call them today!