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June 2021

What Are the Benefits of Root Canal Treatment Over the Alternatives?

For those with cavities or infections in their teeth, your Brockville dentist might recommend you get a root canal. However, you might be wondering what makes this particular treatment stand out. At Boardwalk Dental Care, we make sure all of our patients understand all of their options, which is why we wanted to collect some more information for you here.

What Leads to Needing a Root Canal Treatment?

Before diving more into the specifics of root canal treatment, it’s important to have a good idea of why you may need to get one in the first place. The root canal in your mouth is the cavity in the center of your tooth filled with its sensory nerves and soft tissue. When this part of the mouth is inflamed or infected, due to a cavity or trauma, often root canal treatment is suggested. It helps prevent the need of having the tooth pulled and minimizes the spread of infection, which if gone untreated, can cause swelling in the face, head, or neck.

What Causes Tooth Infection or Decay?

Most often, the cause of tooth infection is decay, having a crack or chipped tooth, large fillings, as well as other types of facial trauma. ie; sports injury.

What Are the Benefits of Root Canal Treatment?

Unlike other forms of treatment, investing in root canal therapy has a host of benefits, including:

1. A high success rate (usually around 95%).

2. You can retain your natural tooth rather than having it extracted

3. It can last a lifetime, as long as you brush, floss, and maintain a good dental hygiene routine.

4. It provides a solution that is invisible to an onlooker.

5. It makes it easy to chew normally.

6. It can be the best option when it comes to restoring a decayed tooth.

Contact us to schedule your root canal treatment today!

If you’re in need of root canal treatment, the team from Boardwalk Dental Care would love to hear from you. In addition to root canal treatment, we also specialize in general dentistry services, as well as orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact us online or call (613) 342-9333 to schedule your visit today!

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