Make Your Root Canal Treatment A Priority
Posted July 31, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
If your dentist advises you to undergo root canal therapy, you should make this procedure a priority. A root canal is performed to save a tooth that has an active infection in its pulp. The pulp, located at the center of your tooth, houses living tissue. If too much harm is done by an infection, you can lose your tooth, and see problems continue to spread. By taking prompt action, you can ensure that you have the necessary care in time to stop this threat.
Prompt restorative dental care protects you from an actively worsening condition. In fact, the earliest form of cavity care can allow you to avoid a root canal altogether. If you undergo dental care for a cavity that only impacts your enamel, you will only need a dental filling for treatment. When you leave an issue unresolved, or when you avoid preventive dental visits (and no longer have access to your dentist’s examinations), you can suffer a more advanced degree of decay.
Preventive care that helps limit your cavity risk can help you go without the need for restorative care. Brushing and flossing regularly, seeing your dentist for checkups, and staying away from a diet that is too high in sugar can help protect your smile. Good preventive care does more than just protect you against cavities. You are also less likely to face a threat from gum disease when you practice better preventive care.
Are you in need of a root canal treatment? At Wager-Evans Dental, our team is committed to making comfortable, effective care available to all patients. You can receive the restorative care you need, as well as preventive treatment, and even cosmetic dental work. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly serve residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding areas. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit us at our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.