Today is Root Canal Appreciation Day! Root canals save patients from losing their teeth. It's a procedure in which infected teeth are cleaned and sealed to prevent further infection. A correctly done root canal is not at all painful. It’s a treatment done to reduce the pain caused by the damaged tissue inside the tooth. Dentists perform endodontics when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damage due to trauma. This infection could spread through the root canal system, eventually causing an abscess and discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be removed.
Root canals help clear out infection and protect the tooth from further damage. They are one of the most used procedures by dentists because of their ability to save natural teeth and dental health. Tooth infections can also spread throughout the body, meaning that a root canal can save your life. If you have tooth pain, don’t wait any longer. Root canal therapy is the most common of endodontic procedures.
Did you know that having a root canal procedure can prevent an abscess from developing, which is a pus-filled pocket around the tooth's roots? An untreated abscess can spread the infection, leading to bone loss, issues in the face and head, and drainage into the skin. If you're experiencing tooth pain, contact us today for a complete diagnosis and treatment. Let us help you steer clear of those root canals and keep your smile healthy and beautiful!
In honor of root canal appreciation day today, here are three preventative steps you can take for healthy teeth:
Brush twice daily.
Floss at least once daily.
Avoid hard foods such as candies and lollipops.