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By Blue Ridge Dental
March 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canals  

Find out why a root canal might be necessary and why you shouldn’t put it off.root canals

While a root canal might not sound like music to your ears, it can be a necessary procedure if you want to protect your smile from permanent damage. If one of our Mount Airy, NC, dentists, Drs. Lynette or G. Bennett Smith, have recommended that you get root canal treatment, here’s why your smile could benefit from this procedure.

A root canal is designed to preserve a tooth and to keep the structure in tact. Since the inside of the tooth is dealing with an infected or damaged dental pulp, we will need to remove this structure to prevent the damage from taking over the entire tooth. By doing this, we can help maintain as much of your natural tooth as possible.

Why not just get a tooth extraction?

Some people don’t understand the benefits of getting a root canal in Mount Airy and think that getting a tooth extraction would actually just be easier. We are here to tell you that it really isn’t easier. A tooth extraction is only recommended if the tooth is so damaged that it cannot be preserved. However, once the tooth is removed that doesn’t mean that your treatment is done.

Now you need to consider which kind of tooth replacement you’re going to choose. After all, you can’t just leave your mouth with a wide-open gap. If you don’t replace the missing tooth then you could easily deal with a host of other issues from bone deterioration to shifting, misaligned teeth to sunken cheeks. These issues aren’t pretty, so instead of dealing with months of different dental treatments and additional expenses, just getting root canal treatment now could save you a lot of heartache and money in the future.

Whether you have questions about root canal therapy or you are experiencing a toothache, you should always turn to dental professionals you can trust. Turn to Blue Ridge Dental in Mount Airy, NC, for the care you need.