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How Root Canal Therapy Can Save Your Smile

July 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — brushdental @ 4:52 pm
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Not all toothaches were created equal. If your teeth are severely damaged or decayed to a point where fillings and crowns can’t solve your dental issues, it’s time to consider root canal therapy. The idea of getting a root canal can seem daunting, but with modern techniques and advancements in sedation dentistry, the procedure will be over before you know it. According to the American Association of Endodontists, patients who experience root canals are actually six times more likely to describe it as painless compared to those who opted for extraction. Here’s how root canal therapy can save your smile.

What is a Root Canal?

Root canal therapy is a necessary treatment for when the soft pulp inside your tooth becomes infected, inflamed, and diseased. The cavity from the tooth expands into the nerve and causes pain and discomfort, and eventually, contamination and serious infection. A root canal can offer you pain relief, eliminate infection, and protect your decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.

During a root canal, your dentist will administer local anesthesia and make a small opening in the tooth’s crown to access the damaged pulp tissue and remove it. Then, the canal is filled with a permanent material that prevents future infection and contamination.

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms and they continue to persist or worsen, you might need a root canal:

Why You Won’t Regret Getting a Root Canal

According to recent studies, over 90% of root canals are successful, meaning you won’t need additional treatments. About 86% of root canal treatments last over ten years. A single visit to the dentist can protect your smile for the next decade.

Root canal therapy is designed to relieve pain rather than cause it. The procedure is fairly simple and comparable to treating a cavity. Any pain from a root canal is temporary, but not getting treatment could lead to your tooth dying or infecting the surrounding teeth. 

An untreated root canal problem could lead to a pus-filled abscess, which requires urgent treatment. Abscesses can also cause inflammation in your whole body which can increase your risk of heart disease or stroke.

If you’re neglecting treatment, you could lose your entire natural tooth. Getting a root canal sooner rather than later can save and restore your teeth and gums as well as preserve your bite. Patients who undergo this procedure experience fast and effective relief with beautiful and durable results.

Restore your quality of life with a simple root canal procedure that will last for years to come.

About the Practice

Here at Brush Dental, your concerns and comfort are our top priority. Dr. John Kuan and Dr. Christopher Lam offer a wide range of services to patients of all ages, ensuring the people of the Royse City area receive the highest quality dental care available. If you’re considering root canal therapy, you can contact the Brush Dental team through their website or by phone at (469) 723-4000.

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