During the week of March 22-28, the American Association of Endodontists will be commemorating Root Canal Awareness Week. This will be the ninth year for the campaign to raise public awareness about root canals and help to increase the public’s knowledge about the facts associated with root canals. The Office of Dr. Bellisario would like to join in the efforts to help educate the public on the matter. If you are experiencing tooth pain, contact our Bryn Mawr family dentistry practice to schedule an appointment by calling .
The message that the AAE is trying to spread this year is that root canals don’t cause pain, they relieve it. Many people may get anxious over the thought of getting a root canal, but with improved training and enhanced tools, root canals have become a virtually painless procedure.
When the tooth’s pulp becomes infected or inflamed, a root canal may be the only option for saving the natural tooth. Some people may believe that tooth extraction would be easier than sitting through a root canal, but a tooth replacement should always be your last option. There is yet to be an option for a tooth replacement that functions and feels the same as your natural teeth.
It’s important to seek dental care at the first sign of tooth pain. Many times a root canal could have been avoided if making an appointment wasn’t put off until it was too late.
If you have tooth pain and want to see what your options are, contact our family dentistry practice by calling 610-642-7024to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in and around the areas of Bryn Mawr, Havertown, Ardmore, and Newtown Square.