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What Happens When You Get a Root Canal?

The term “root canal” is one sometimes used by people to quantify how painful something is. And while it might have been a good reference in the past, modern dentistry has removed the pain from the root canal process. For most people, the pain they feel before having a root canal is much more painful than actually having the procedure performed. Take a look at what root canal therapy entails and find out how much discomfort you can expect, if any.

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What Kind of Anesthesia Is Used for a Root Canal?

Most people associate root canals with pain, though the more accurate description of the relationship would indicate that a root canal is what brings the pain to an end. Yes, a root canal would be extremely painful without the relief delivered by anesthesia. But what kind of anesthesia is used for root canals and how effective is it at muting pain?

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Get Your Oral Health on Track With General Dentistry

No matter how old or young you are, regular dental cleanings and checkups from a professional are the cornerstones of oral health. A general dentist ensures the areas you occasionally miss while cleaning gets needed attention. They also provide you with information about developing problems before they become bigger issues. If you don’t currently have a general dentist, you need to establish that relationship quickly to keep your smile protected.

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Dental Implants Are a Better Tooth Replacement Option Than Dentures

Anyone who has lost teeth due to gum disease, trauma or poor dental care needs to fill in the gaps promptly. Anyone who has lost most of their teeth should look into full arch dental implants. Instead of getting an implant for each individual tooth, you can simply get four implants inserted into the jawbone while the prosthesis goes on top. There are many advantages this procedure has over traditional dentures, and Dr. Jon Runion at Beecher Crossing Dental Group can go over the pros and cons of each with you.

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