AllDent Dental Center

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canals

How can we help you?

family smilingAt AllDent Dental Center, we are deeply committed to patient education, and we encourage questions about our services and procedures. We are pleased to offer a selection of some common questions about the care we provide. If your question is not answered here, please feel free to ask Dr. Chung or your dental hygienist. 

Root Canals

Reduced Pain Due to Dental Technology

Dental technology has advanced to the point where most common procedures -- including root canals -- are practically painless. The condition itself that is causing root canal therapy to be necessary can be quite painful, however, and the therapy will relieve your pain and make you much more comfortable. You may experience some sensitivity afterwards, but you are unlikely to experience any discomfort during the actual procedure.

 

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At AllDent Dental Center, your comfort is our first priority. If you are feeling anxious about pain during a root canal, our team can discuss ways to ease your anxiety and keep you as comfortable as possible during the procedure. Call our Poway, CA dentist office today to learn more about root canal therapy and to book an appointment with us.

There’s recently been some press that questions the need for flossing. It’s not that flossing is bad for your teeth or that anyone recommends you stop doing it. At AllDent Dental Center, we encourage all our Poway, CA patients to floss their teeth once a day as part of their oral hygiene routine.

And we can also tell you that no study exists that claims flossing is harmful. Most studies conclude that while the data to support the need for flossing is currently limited, the potential benefits outweigh the risks of not flossing.

In fact, after the first article that questioned the effectiveness of flossing went viral, the American Dental Association (ADA) released a statement that flossing is still an essential part of the oral hygiene routine.

What does this mean for you?

Just because flossing hasn’t yet been proven to be necessary, it doesn’t mean it’s been disproven. Research continues in this area, and in the future, it may still show that flossing your teeth is beneficial and necessary.

Until then, your Poway, CA dentist recommends that you continue to floss your teeth once a day. You should back up your oral hygiene efforts with routine dental exams and teeth cleanings at AllDent Dental Center at least twice a year.

If you have questions about the benefits of flossing or would like to schedule an appointment at our Poway, CA dental office, please call us, and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

The Importance of Preventive Dental Care 

Preventing dental problems is always easier than treating those problems once they have occurred. Brushing and flossing are easy habits to develop, and they are the best prevention against gum disease, which is uncomfortable and can lead to tooth loss. Many dental conditions are very painful, and may cause permanent damage to your smile. Gum disease and other dental issues have also been linked to serious health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Caring for your teeth is an important part of your overall health care.

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If you have questions about how to properly care for your oral health or if you are experiencing pain in your teeth or gums, please call AllDent Dental Center today to book an appointment at our Poway, CA dentist office.

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