How Can I Avoid A Root Canal Treatment?

It is certainly a good idea to avoid problems that make root canal therapy necessary. With that said, when your oral health issues make the service necessary, delaying care can have negative consequences. This service restores your oral health by addressing a problem that forms within your tooth structure. This can occur because you have an advanced cavity, or because of an injury. Without treatment, an infection can keep spreading, which can lead to tooth loss as well as problems in new areas. Sunny Smiles is ready to help you take care of your tooth by providing this service. Of course, we are also here to help by providing preventive services that help you avoid future difficulties that may call for it.

When Is It Necessary To Perform Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is not needed in every situation where restorative dental work is called for. However, it is appropriate at some times. What makes the difference is the state of your tooth at the time when you see your dentist. If decay is serious enough to cause problems in your pulp, the tooth’s central chamber, you will need a root canal. This is also the case when physical damage leads to internal difficulties. Putting off this service gives an infection more time to spread, which can lead to further problems, and will eventually make a tooth extraction necessary.

Delaying Restorative Treatment Can Have Serious Consequences

If you put off a dental appointment when you think something might be wrong with your tooth, you put yourself at risk for oral health complications. At first, a cavity only affects your enamel. However, as time passes, bacteria will eventually make their way to your pulp, which leads to an infection that can cause pain, sensitivity, and even swelling around your tooth. This can make ignoring your oral health issues difficult. If you do choose to avoid treatment, or if you keep delaying treatment to restore your oral health, that infection can worsen to the point where your tooth cannot be saved, and must instead be extracted.

Avoid Future Problems By Scheduling Regular Dental Checkups

Your dentist can actually identify and treat a cavity before it is necessary for you to undergo root canal therapy. At a routine dental exam, you undergo a careful review of your smile in order to find problems that might need to be addressed. With a dental filling, we can restore your tooth after removing decayed tissue. Our fillings are made to imitate healthy enamel, so this can be done without changing your smile.

Sunny Smiles Can Provide Root Canal Treatment To Restore Your Oral Health

Through root canal therapy, our practice can restore your oral health when you have a serious cavity or problem with an injured tooth. For more information, contact your El Paso, TX, dentists’ office on N Zaragoza Rd by calling us at 915-849-9000.