When A Root Canal Is Necessary – And When It Isn’t

Not all cavities will have to be addressed via a root canal treatment. When tooth decay starts to form, it will initially only affect your enamel. However, as decay spreads, problems can reach the interior of your tooth. If you have an infection that reaches your pulp, you can develop issues due to bacteria infecting your tooth’s living tissue. At this stage, your dentist needs to perform a root canal. However, if you put a stop to your cavity sooner, you can have treatment and only require a dental filling. If you want to avoid letting a cavity grow severe, make sure you have regular dental checkups. That way, you have a regular close review of your teeth from your dentist, who can recommend treatment early.

A Cavity That Infects Your Tooth’s Pulp Needs A Root Canal Treatment

When tooth decay creates problems for the interior of your tooth, failing to address the problem can lead to the loss of that tooth, and more oral health complications. In order to help you manage discomfort, or any anxiety a root canal might cause, your dentist can provide you with sedation through nitrous oxide before starting.

Early Cavity Detection And Treatment Can Spare You A Root Canal

If you stop a cavity before an infection can take hold in your tooth’s interior, you will have no need for a root canal treatment. Regular checkups with your dentist create frequent opportunities for your teeth to undergo a careful check for signs of decay. Earlier cavity treatment means limiting the amount of your tooth that will ultimately need to be removed.

Counting On Restorative Care From Dr. Cain

You can count on expert restorative care when you seek treatment from Dr. Cain. You can count on precious, cautious treatment that seeks to minimize discomfort while fully protecting your oral health. Of course, you can also count on Dr. Cain for regular preventive care that keeps your cavity risk lowered. We offer our services to patients in Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding areas. To schedule your appointment, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, today at 219-938-2637. You can also contact us by email at info@healthysmilesnwi.com.