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If you crack your tooth, plaque and bacteria are more likely to grow in the center of your tooth. This can cause problems, because it can lead to serious infections. A deep cavity can lead to the same type of problems. Worse, if the center of your tooth has an infection, you may need root canal therapy. Of course, root canal therapy might not be as bad as you think—medical advances have made the treatment virtually painless—but the idea is still an unpleasant one. To help you avoid the need for root canal therapy, we’re happy to offer you a few ideas on what you can do.

If you crack your tooth or suspect that you have a cavity, we recommend visiting your dentist before further complications arise. Finally, if you play sports, we recommend using a mouth guard. This dental appliance can protect your smile from trauma and injury, and prevent your teeth from fracturing.

Another way to prevent the need for root canal therapy is brushing and flossing every day. Root canals are usually caused by infections meaning that cleaning your teeth thoroughly will reduce the likelihood of root canal therapy. Similarly, it is important to visit your dentist once every six months for a routine exam and cleaning. This can remove plaque and bacteria that can’t be cleaned any other way.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us today if you would like to learn more about how you can avoid root canal therapy or if you are interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist. We are excited to hear from you soon.