Did you know that playing sports could lead to root canal therapy? Or that biting into an olive pit could? In reality, tooth canal therapy is necessary if your pulp becomes damaged and can’t heal. Pulp is the soft layer in the center of your teeth, and when it’s unable to heal. To help you learn how to avoid the need for root canal therapy, we’re excited to offer you a few things you can do
In reality, needing root canal therapy is much more likely if your tooth is cracked, because plaque and infection are more likely to affect the center of exposed pulp. This means that if you break a tooth playing a sport, you are more likely to need this treatment. We recommend avoiding this problem by simply wearing a mouth guard. Similarly, if you crack your tooth biting into something hard, a dentist can repair the problem.
Another way to prevent the need for root canal therapy is brushing and flossing every day. Root canals are usually caused by infections meaning that cleaning your teeth thoroughly will reduce the likelihood of root canal therapy. Similarly, it is important to visit your dentist once every six months for a routine exam and cleaning. This can remove plaque and bacteria that can’t be cleaned any other way.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us today if you would like to learn more about how you can avoid root canal therapy or if you are interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist. We are excited to hear from you soon.