Root canals are an ideal procedure to have done instead of having your damaged or infected teeth completely removed from the mouth.
When they are removed from the mouth, the only other solution are dental implants, bridges, or dentures. However, when we perform a root canal instead, we can save the tooth and help restore your oral health.
Root Canals and Your Oral Health
Root canals are something that have to be done when we want to save the tooth, but the cavity in the tooth is too deep for us to simply clean out and repair with a filling. At this point, you have only two options.
A root canal or extraction. If you opt for an extraction please keep in mind that without a dental implant, you will start to lose integrity in you jaw bone, which will only worsen with time.
By having a root canal done and saving your tooth, you're preventing potential bone loss. When we experience bone loss, the structure of our face and, more importantly, our dental bite, change. Our teeth help support each other, so when one of them is missing, they begin to shift and move around to try and cover the gap.
This changes how and what you can eat. It limits your abilities to properly chew and break down food, which leads to problems with digestion. It also limits the amount nutrients your body is able to absorb.
If you are experiencing tooth pain and think you need a root canal, contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We will do a complete oral examination, including x-rays, to determine the extent of your oral health.
If a root canal is something that can improve your oral health, then we will schedule you a secondary appointment for the procedure. Remember, your oral health is our primary concern, and as such, we will answer any questions you have.