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What do you know about root canal therapy? As you may know, root canal therapy is designed to treat a tooth whose center is decayed or infected. Still, there are several myths surrounding root canal therapy.

As you know, you may need root canal when a cavity filling won’t save your tooth. You see, if you have an infection in the center of your tooth, your dentist will need to remove the infected area. Similarly, if the bone or root surfaces are damaged, you may need root canal therapy.

Many people think root canals are extremely painful procedures. Fortunately, this isn’t entirely accurate. In fact, many patients come to the dentist in pain expecting the treatment to be even more painful, but the majority of patients who have had root canal therapy experience little or no pain. In fact, most patients who’ve had root canal therapy claim that it’s comparable to having a cavity filled.

On a final note, if you don’t fill your cavity, your tooth could die. If this happens, our dentist may have to remove the tooth. Once this happens, you’ll need a restoration to complete your smile.

Finally, please remember that it’s important to stay on top of your oral hygiene. If you have a cracked tooth or a cavity, germs and bacteria will have easier access to the center of your teeth, causing further decay. If you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to call our team at 317.637.4636. Our dentist, Dr. Tracey Tabor Williams & Amy Montefalco is eager to help you in any way.