01 Jul 2021
root canal therapy

Dental decay can occur even in the healthiest of smiles, so it is important you are visiting our office every six months for a check-up. While decay may not seem like an immediate concern, it can actually lead to significant dental health problems if not properly cared for. Root canal therapy can actually save your smile from serious oral health issues. This treatment can help to clear decay and prevent future infections in your tooth. Our Boynton Beach emergency dentist can help you protect your smile from major decay.

Root canal therapy is typically recommended if you have dental decay in the core of your tooth. A tooth’s core consists of nerve tissue and blood vessels that are no longer necessary for the tooth’s health after you have reached adulthood. The root canal process clears decay from the core of the tooth and is completely cleaned by our Boynton Beach emergency dentist. The core is then filled with ceramic resin or covered with a dental crown. This process restores the tooth and prevents future infection from occurring. If dental decay reaches the tooth root, it can cause a dental abscess. An abscess is a serious oral health emergency that can quickly become life-threatening if not treated. An oral infection can threaten your overall physical wellness, and they should be treated by our Boynton Beach emergency dentist immediately. Root canal therapy is often used to prevent a serious infection from developing. This routine procedure can save you from potentially needing thousands of dollars of treatment for a more immediate issue.

Root canal treatment is a routine procedure that can save your smile from serious damage. It may not always be possible to prevent major decay, but there are some ways you can minimize your risk for experiencing a dental emergency. Even the healthiest smiles still experience dental decay and gum disease, but try to do your best to protect your teeth and gums from disease. Brush your teeth twice per day with fluoride toothpaste to strengthen enamel and shield your smile from bacteria. Floss every night before bed to thoroughly remove plaque and food debris from between teeth. You should also rinse your mouth regularly with antibacterial mouthwash. The best way to protect your smile is to maintain your regular six month appointments. Visit our office for a professional cleaning and examination every six months to keep your smile healthy. Having your smile maintained by a professional will minimize your risk for a serious oral health issue in the future. This will also give your dentist the opportunity to offer root canal treatment before more serious treatment is required. For more advanced decay that has reached your tooth root, more advanced treatment may be recommended.

Root canal therapy is not painful, and it generally does not require anesthesia. Our Boynton Beach emergency dentist will numb the area where you will be receiving root canal therapy and all you will feel is a slight pressure. However, every smile is unique and anesthesia may still be recommended depending on your unique oral health needs. Schedule a consultation with our team to find out what your specific oral health needs are for your treatment.

To learn more about root canal therapy, contact our office to schedule a smile consultation. You can reach our office by calling (561) 737-1223 or by filling out a contact request form directly on our site. We look forward to helping you protect your smile, so call our team today!