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What have you heard about root canal therapy? Would you be surprised to hear that seemingly simple injuries such as trauma or tooth decay could need root canal therapy? Conversely, did you know that your teeth won’t heal from a damaged root canal and can eventually die from this if not treated? In other words, if you don’t get root canal therapy, you may lose your tooth. At this point, having your tooth removed might be the only thing you can do. Fortunately, root canal therapy has made great strides in recent years. Many even claim that this treatment is only about as uncomfortable as getting a cavity filled.

There are quite a few reasons that this important treatment has become more comfortable. For example, the instruments our team uses have advanced, making them thinner and flexible. As you may have already guessed, this will let our dentist work even more efficient. Lastly, X-rays have become better, which helps us make sure your root canal therapy is performed as thoroughly as possible.

Still, while getting a root canal may not be as bad as you may have expected, you should still try to prevent the need for the treatment. In fact, an important part of avoiding the need for root canal therapy is brushing and flossing your teeth every day. You should also schedule an appointment with us at least every six months. Still, please remember that you could need root canal therapy if you suffer from trauma.

If you’re interested in hearing more about dealing with a damaged root canal in Las Vegas, Nevada, or are simply interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. William Robison, please don’t hesitate to contact Whispering Pines Dental by calling 702-384-5070. We’ll happily inspect your teeth, answer any questions you may have, and offer you individualized advice. We’re excited meet with you soon!