Would you be surprised to learn that a few things you’ve heard about root canal therapy may not be accurate? Had you heard that common issues like trauma and tooth decay could be the reason you need root canal therapy? You see, a damaged root canal won’t heal on its own, which means your tooth could die if you put don’t have this important treatment. If this happens, removing the afflicted tooth may be your only option. Luckily, root canal therapy has evolved in recent years. In fact, many patients claim that root canal therapy is only as unpleasant as having a cavity filled.
There are actually a number of reasons that this treatment has improved. For example, the tools our team uses to perform this treatment have improved, making them more flexible and even thinner. As you may have guessed, this will let our team treat your root canal with even more precision. Similarly, X-rays have improved, which allows our team to make sure your root canal therapy is performed as well as possible.
However, even though root canal therapy might not be as painful as you thought, you should still try to avoid the need for this treatment whenever possible. To do so, we recommend brushing and flossing your teeth every day and scheduling appointments with us every six months. Still, please remember that you could need a root canal therapy even if you follow these steps.
If you’d like to learn more about treating a damaged root canal in Hackensack, New Jersey, or would like to schedule a meeting with our dentist, Dr. Donald Roman, please don’t hesitate to contact Roman Dental Arts by calling 201-843-0440. We’ll gladly examine your teeth, address any concerns you may have, and offer you personalized advice. We’re eager to receive your call!