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Root Canal

Root canal therapy is a very common dental procedure that is used to save teeth when the nerve inside the tooth has become irreversibly inflamed or infected due to decay or trauma. If untreated, infection can progress to the point where the tooth may be lost.

Root canal therapy involves three stages. These stages involve removal of the infected nerve, disinfection of the tooth and sealing off the disinfected area. Because teeth that have had root canal therapy are more brittle, they are usually restored with a porcelain crown to provide adequate reinforcement.

Are you feeling one or more of the following?

  1. Sensitivity to cold or hot food/drink.
  2. Pain on biting.
  3. Facial swelling.
  4. Bad taste in your mouth.
  5. A root canal may be the solution to the aforementioned problems.

How to Prevent Future Root Canal Procedures

Although a root canal procedure is not generally painful, avoiding major dental work is always preferable. You can minimize your chances of undergoing a root canal procedure in the future by following good oral hygiene practices and paying close attention to your dental health.

  1. Brush and floss regularly.
  2. Have your teeth cleaned at least twice a year.
  3. Wear protective mouth gear while playing sports to reduce chances of injury.
  4. Have the integrity of any fillings or dental restoration checked during dental visits.

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