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Have people told you that root canal therapy is extremely painful? Luckily, this is a myth. In general, most individuals who experience root canal therapy say it isn’t any worse than filling a cavity is. However, even though root canal therapy might not as bad as you thought, there are a few steps you can take to stop the need for this dental treatment.

Of course, you might be able to avoid needing root canal therapy if you clean your pearly whites on a regular basis. As you may also be aware, poor oral care could leave you much more vulnerable to cavities. However, had you heard that a cavity is essentially a hole in your tooth, which can let plaque reach the middle of your teeth more easily? If this happens, you may need root canal therapy if you’re hoping to save your tooth. You should also try to follow a balanced diet which should help you prevent cavities. Finally, please stay hydrated. Try to drink water over soda and juice as much as you can.

It is also vital that you schedule an appointment with us if you think you could need root canal therapy. In fact, if you spot a large cavity or are suffering from an injured tooth, you might need root canal therapy. Similarly, if you are experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold foods or a have developed a severe toothache, we recommend visiting us because you could need this important treatment.

If you would be interested in hearing more about the care you can receive from us, or have more questions about coping with a damaged root canal in Catoosa, Oklahoma, please feel free to give Dental Arts of Catoosa a call at 918-205-1378. Our dentists, Dr. Michaelsen and Dr. Bulleigh, and our team will gladly address any of your concerns. We’re excited to hear from you.