If you have a broken, decayed or damaged tooth, restorative dentistry from Dr. Shaun McCue of McCue Dental Health is the best way to repair your smile in Wauwatosa. Unfortunately, there are some common myths and misconceptions about restorative treatments like fillings, crowns, root canal therapy, and other such treatments.
The knowledgeable team at McCue Dental Health is always happy to answer any questions you may have to dispel misconceptions and help you understand more about the benefits of restorative dental care.
1: Root Canals, Fillings & Other Restorative Treatments Are Painful
This could not be farther from the truth. We understand that the idea of oral surgery can be intimidating, but the fact is that modern dentistry is entirely pain-free.
At McCue Dental Health, we use the latest numbing techniques to keep you feeling safe and comfortable during your procedure. We even offer sedation dentistry to help you relax and sleep through your procedure if desired.
Not only is restorative dentistry pain-free, but it’s also a great way to get relief from the pain and discomfort of a toothache caused by a cavity, broken tooth, or tooth infection. By seeking the proper care, you can actually get rid of your pain and get back to your normal day-to-day life.
2: My Toothache Will Go Away If I Ignore It
In most cases, the pain caused by an infected tooth will get much worse if you don’t get help. Eventually, your tooth will die. When this happens, you may no longer feel any pain, but this also means your tooth can no longer be saved by restorative treatment. You will need to have it extracted and replaced.
It’s never a good idea to just ignore a toothache. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong, so listen to your body and get the help you need.
3: It’s Better to Just Extract & Replace My Tooth Instead of Repairing it
This is false. It’s always better to try to save your tooth with treatment like a root canal and a crown, instead of extracting and replacing it. Extracting and replacing a tooth is a much more invasive, time-consuming, costly option compared to saving your natural tooth. Doing so is only a good choice if all of your other options have failed.
4: Restorative Dentistry Is Too Expensive for My Budget
If you have dental insurance, it will cover most or all of the cost of the majority of restorative treatments. And, even if you don’t have insurance, Dr. Shaun McCue does his best to keep our prices affordable, and we offer financing from CareCredit that can help you spread the cost of your treatment out over multiple months.
The longer you wait to get treatment, the more expensive your condition will be to treat, so it’s best to get help right away.
5: My Tooth Won’t Look Natural After It’s Been Restored & Repaired
Dr. Shaun McCue uses the latest treatments like tooth-colored fillings and porcelain dental crowns to make sure that your smile looks beautiful after your treatment. At our office, we focus on both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Once you’ve gotten treatment, your smile will look great and feel completely natural.
Get the Restorative Treatment You Need at McCue Dental Health Today!
If you’re suffering from a cavity, toothache, or any other such oral health issue, you need to get restorative care right away. To get started, contact McCue Dental Health at (414) 456-1091, or feel free to stop by in person at 10625 West North Avenue, Suite 300, Wauwatosa, WI. We’re always accepting new patients, and we hope to see you soon.