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Benefits of Undergoing a Root Canal in Terms of Overall Oral Health


Posted on 12/10/2021 by Platte Valley Dental Care
Benefits of Undergoing a Root Canal in Terms of Overall Oral HealthAlso known as endodontic therapy, a root canal is a dental option for those suffering from severe toothache, tooth decay, and tooth sensitivity. A root canal procedure involves the removal of bacteria from the affected pulp or treating the exposed tooth nerves. Therefore, this procedure helps protect the tooth from external factors. However, it also protects your overall oral health. Here are the benefits of undergoing a root canal to your overall oral health.

Stops the Spread of Infection


An infected tooth cavity causes tooth decay or a severe toothache. Undergoing a root canal procedure will remove the bacteria that cause these infections. Once the harmful bacteria is eliminated, we will disinfect and clean the tooth. This will prevent the risk of tooth decay or toothache. The treatment ensures that the harmful bacteria don't spread and cause infections.

Prevents Jawbone Deterioration


Another benefit associated with a root canal procedure is that it prevents the jawbone from degenerating. When your teeth are healthy and intact, your jawbone remains firm. However, when you have one or two missing teeth, the jawbone will degenerate as time progresses. This is dangerous and could result in serious conditions like TMD. Therefore, undergoing a root canal procedure is crucial for your oral health.

You should come in for treatment immediately you notice tooth decay or a severe toothache. Getting immediate treatment is crucial because the condition worsens at a fast rate. Keep in mind that when a damaged tooth is beyond repair, tooth extraction is the only option. Extractions are sometimes not ideal for your oral health.

Improves Your Smile


When doing a root canal procedure, we treat the infected tooth and finish with a dental crown or filling. By sealing the treated tooth with a crown or filling, we give your teeth a beautiful appearance. This will help boost your confidence and your ability to interact with others freely. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on the benefits of a root canal procedure.

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