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Many people worry about going to the dentist—especially if they need a root canal.  Fortunately, root canals have improved in recent years, and are virtually painless now. Still, it is an unpleasant notion.

If you crack a tooth, plaque and bacteria could grow in the center of your teeth. This can increase the likelihood of infection and necessitate root canal therapy. Similarly, a deep cavity can lead to the same complications. If you crack your tooth or suspect that you have a cavity, we recommend visiting your dentist before further complications arise. Finally, if you play sports, we recommend using a mouth guard. This dental appliance can protect your smile from trauma and injury, and prevent your teeth from fracturing.

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.