A root canal sounds scary, but it’s very common dental procedure. Perhaps you were hiking and face-planted which resulted in a damaged tooth or you’ve left a diseased tooth untreated for too long. In either scenario, a root canal will improve your dental health and help address any pain or discomfort you be experiencing.
What is a Root Canal?
The procedure will begin with your dentist removing the nerve and pulp within your tooth and then cleaning and sealing the site. To further improve the strength and effectiveness of the tooth, the dentist may — in a second visit — shape the tooth with a crown or filling for increased aesthetics and functionality.
In modern dentistry, the success rate of a root canal is more than 95 percent, and the tooth repair will often last a lifetime.
You can’t always prevent an injury to the tooth, but you can prevent tooth decay. When you implement a dental health routine of brushing twice a day and flossing once, this will dramatically decrease tooth decay and help prevent a future root canal.
Keep your teeth healthy and schedule a dental service with Dr. Schwartz today!