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Ways To Avoid A Root Canal (& And Feel Better If You Can’t!) [BLOG]

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One of the biggest misconceptions about dental treatment involves the widely feared root canal.

Maybe this made sense decades ago, when technology and sedation dentistry weren’t as advanced, root canals had a well-deserved negative reputation.

But dentistry has come too far to allow that reputation to continue!

At Callow Family Dentistry, we perform root canal treatments all the time when patients are suffering from the painful effects of an oral injury or infected tooth.

In fact, root canal treatment is one of the ways our team is able to preserve your oral health, your natural teeth, and your beautiful smile!

Let’s take a closer look at modern root canal treatment, why they don’t deserve their bad reputation, and ways to avoid them in the first place!

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Root Canal Treatment

Root canals have really gotten a bad rap over the years as the most miserable, painful dental treatment around. But that’s not true anymore!

With advances in technology and techniques in modern dentistry, root canals have become far simpler and more comfortable than ever before.

Well, at least in our Plymouth, MI dental office!

Not just modern techniques, but our options in comfort items and sedation, you can receive any dental treatment without the pain of old, outdated procedures of the past.

Root canals don’t have to be painful. At Callow Family Dentistry, it’s the opposite because our root canal treatment gets you out of pain.

Avoid Root Canals Easily With Best Practices!

Now you know why root canals aren’t anything to fear anymore.

But that doesn’t mean you necessarily want to have one! In fact, avoiding any sort of dental problems that require restorative treatment is ideal.

So here are some ways you can avoid root canals in the future:

Don’t Ignore Dental Problems Or Wish Them Away

Although we’d love to say that dental problems usually go away on their own, it’s just not the case. Ignoring pain, swelling, or discomfort inside your mouth is one of the quickest ways to end up in the dental chair for a root canal.

Keep that from happening by addressing problems you’re having right away. Putting off the treatment you need will only make whatever is going on much worse down the road.

Practice Consistent Daily Dental Care

Every single day, your mouth houses bacteria, both good and bad. The bad bacteria is the culprit behind most oral infections because when it feeds on food particles in your mouth, it creates harmful acids that puncture your tooth enamel.

This is how infection can spread to the inner pulp of your tooth and require a root canal.

Daily brushing and flossing is one of the best ways to prevent this problem!

Know Where To Go For Dental Emergencies

Sometimes, patients need a root canal to save a tooth that’s been traumatized by an accident or injury. Being struck in the mouth can cause inflammation, cracks, or breaks that leave your tooth vulnerable to further problems.

For a dental emergency situation, it’s important to know who to count on.

Our team at Callow Family Dentistry can often see patients the same day and give you the treatment you need for fast, effective relief!

Finally, Trust The Right Team!

To truly prevent dental problems before they take hold of your oral health, you need the right team of professionals on your side.

You’ll find us in Plymouth, MI at Callow Family Dentistry!

Just as you make brushing and flossing a daily priority, you should also visit us at least twice annually for those important cleanings and exams.

This is what allows us to stay on top of your oral health and keep your teeth and gums strong and infection-free!

But should an infection make its way inside your tooth, you can also count on us to take care of it gently and effectively with our root canal treatment.

To schedule your first dental check-up of the year, or to make an appointment for root canal treatment, call our Plymouth, MI dental office at 734-404-7336 or fill out and submit our online form today!

 

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