Above: The inside of the tooth is very porous, containing thousands and thousands of tiny tubules that are kind of like these drinking straws. Laser root canals provide a far superior way to clean bacteria and decay from these tubules. Additionally, the procedure is painless.
Fifty years ago, if a dentist told you that you needed a root canal, it was really bad news for you.
It meant you were in for a very painful and traumatic procedure, where the dentist drill open your tooth before using little metal instruments to ream out the inside of the tooth repeatedly.
Needless to say, it hurt a lot and it was a very traumatic.
Doesn’t that sound barbaric?
Shockingly, that’s still how most dentists do root canals today.
But what if we told you there was a new, modern way that not only provided superior cleaning of the canals, but it was also totally painless?
More importantly, this modern laser method cleans the inside of your tooth to the point of near-sterilization! That means no latent infections or further health issues due to remaining bacteria eating away at your teeth and bone.
Finally, since Moonlight Beach Dental always uses high-quality materials, the filling material we use does not contains the heavy metal barium, which some people can have a metal allergy to.
So if you’ve been told by your dentist you need a root canal, you really may want consider getting it done the modern way.
If you want to learn more, we’ve recently updated this page which explains many of the key differences between the old way and the modern way to do root canals.