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When you think of the dental treatment you’re most worried about, what comes to your mind? If your first thought was root canal therapy, you’re not alone. Still, if this was your first thought, we have good news: root canal therapy might not be as uncomfortable as you have been told. Furthermore, there are several things you could consider trying to avoid the need for this particular treatment.

As you may already know, brushing and flossing your pearly whites are important steps you can—and should—take from home. You may also want to remember to visit us once every six months for regular checkups. If you don’t get into our dentist, a cavity could form on your tooth. Unfortunately, if you are suffering from decay, it could spread until it reaches the middle of your tooth. Once this happens, your only options may be getting root canal therapy or losing your tooth. You should also try to remember that your diet can also have a major impact on your oral health. For instance, if you eat too much sugar, you’ll be more susceptible to tooth decay.

Lastly, we recommend setting up an appointment with us if you think you may need root canal therapy. Fortunately, there are several signs you can watch for, such as a toothache. Sudden tooth sensitivity could also be a sign that you need root canal therapy.

If you would like to learn more about the signs and symptoms of a damaged root canal in Granite Bay, California, we invite you to call our dental office at 916-791-7227. Our dentist, Dr. Keven R. Mills, and our dental team will be happy to assess your teeth and to give you personalized advice. We’re excited to meet with you soon.