Let's address this head on: root canals have a bad reputation. In popular culture and in most conversations, we tend to talk about root canals as painful, unpleasant experiences to be avoided at all costs. Fortunately, the reality is much different.
The modern root canal procedure has evolved significantly over the years. When one of our Dumont-area patients undergoes a root canal from Dr. Perlmutter, there is no meaningful pain or discomfort. In fact, many of our patients walk away from a root canal pleasantly surprised by the simplicity of the procedure.
Furthermore, it's important to remember that a root canal is an exceptionally important procedure. It is designed to remove diseased and decayed tissue from inside your tooth. This material, if left untreated, poses a significant threat to your oral health and causes intense pain. Patients who undergo a root canal in fact report a dramatic reduction in pain immediately after their procedure.
Still, if you want to avoid a root canal or any other significant dental procedure, the best course of action is to maintain strong dental hygiene. By brushing twice a day, flossing on a daily basis and seeing Dr. Perlmutter every six months for regularly scheduled exams and cleanings, you can catch decay and disease before it poses a serious threat to your teeth.
If you live in or around Dumont, New Jersey and you have any questions about how we perform the root canal procedure, please call Oradell Family Dental today at 201-384-9292 for a consultation and examination.