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What have you been told about root canal therapy? Would you be interested in learning that simple issues like tooth decay or an injured tooth could make root canal therapy a necessity for your oral health? Did you know that your pearly whites actually can’t heal from a damaged root canal on their own? In other words, if you don’t receive this treatment, your tooth could die. If these problems aren’t treated quickly enough, having your tooth extracted might be your only option. Fortunately, root canal therapy has improved dramatically in the last few years. Many even claim that getting a root canal will only cause you as much discomfort as having a cavity filled.

In fact, there are a number of reasons that getting a root canal has become more pleasant in the past few years. For instance, the tools our team use during this vital treatment have been advanced, making them much more flexible and thinner. This will allow our team to work with even more efficiency and precision. Conversely, X-rays have also improved, which lets our dentist and team make sure your root canal therapy is performed as thoroughly as possible.

Of course, while root canal therapy may not be as bad due to modern medicine, you should still try to avoid the need for the treatment if possible. To do so, please remember to brush and floss your teeth daily and to set up an appointment with us twice a year. Still, please be aware that trauma or injury to your teeth could also make root canal therapy necessary.

If you’d like to learn more about dealing with a damaged root canal in Lansing, Michigan, or would like to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Steven Rodriguez, we invite you to give Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Lansing a call at 517-333-3160. We’ll be happy to examine your teeth, answer any of your questions, and give you individualized advice. We’re excited to receive your call!