What are the benefits of root canal treatment?

If you are suffering from tooth decay, sensitive teeth, and severe toothaches, root canals are an excellent dental option for you. Also known as endodontic therapy, this procedure involves the treatment of severed and exposed tooth nerves or the removal of infected pulp from your teeth.

With today’s technological advances in the dental industry, root canal therapy has become a common practice end procedure to help patients feel relief from any discomfort caused by tooth decay, sensitive teeth, sore teeth, and toothaches. The entire procedure only lasts for about an hour and can be done in one single visit.

  1. Root Canal Treatments Prevents the Spread of Infection

Toothaches and tooth decay are caused by infections in the tooth cavity. After root canal therapy is performed, the bacteria that caused the infections is removed. Once the harmful bacteria is removed, your dentist will clean and disinfect the tooth, which results in curing the toothache and tooth decay. As soon as the infected tooth is treated, the bacteria can no longer spread, and therefore, your neighboring teeth are protected.

  1. Your Tooth Will Look Better Afterwards

Root canal therapy also involves treating the tooth pulp and nerves by finishing off with a crown or dental filling. The tooth where the root canal was performed will be sealed with a tooth-colored crown or filling that makes it look new and aesthetically pleasing.

  1. Your Tooth Will Be Saved

Root canal therapy is also an excellent option for those who do not want to lose their tooth or have gaps between their teeth. Root canal therapy can save your tooth and restore it to a healthy condition so that it can function like any other tooth in your mouth.

  1. The Jawbone Will Remain Intact

Another advantage of root canal treatment is that the jawbone will remain intact with the preservation of the tooth. In other words, missing teeth cause a person’s jawbone to degenerate over time. So, in getting root canal treatment, you can help preserve your jawbone and prevent any further damage or decay in the future.

  1. Your Overall Health Will Improve

Severe tooth decay can negatively impact a person’s oral health and, therefore, their overall health. A person with poor oral health has a greater chance of experiencing health complications such as diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal infections, respiratory infections, dementia, and so much more. Therefore, suffering from an infected tooth can cause more than just oral decay and pose a serious threat to your overall well-being. By treating your tooth decay with root canal treatment, you are putting yourself in the best position to have the greatest overall health.

If you would like to learn more about root canal treatment, give Carlsbad Dental Associates a call today.

Located in Carlsbad, California, Dr. Edward Adourian is an experienced, renowned specialist in all things dental. From general dentistry to family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Adourian and his team can help you and your loved ones with all your dental needs. Our experienced professionals here at Carlsbad Dental Associates are more than happy to help you with Invisalign, CEREC same-day crowns, dental implants, and so much more. Give us a call today at (760)918-9000

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