Are you tired of coming in to see us for root canal treatment? The contributing factor in most cases (aside from accidental trauma) is your dental hygiene. Keep in mind, bacteria can make their way into your tooth through the tiniest openings, so even a small crack that you are unaware of may lead to an infection. However, maintaining your best preventive care and paying attention to potential issues will help keep you out of our chair for restorative care.
Quiz: True or False?
- True or False: If you are tired of scheduling root canal treatment with us, we suggest you focus on your preventive care. Brush your teeth two times every single day, floss at least once every day, and remember to call us to set up a preventive visit once every six months.
- True or False: If you want to avoid a root canal, it’s important you remain just as dedicated to your prevention as you do your restorative care, when necessary.
- True or False: Bacteria may enter your teeth through small openings, so protecting the structure of your teeth is important.
- True. By remaining exceptionally committed to your preventive care with your home efforts as well as your professional visits with us, you provide yourself with the greatest protection against decay, fractures, and the entry of bacteria that can lead to the need for root canal treatment.
- True. If we suggest, for instance, a dental filling or crown, it is in your best interest to schedule the treatment – otherwise, infection may develop.
- True. Whether you need an old restoration replaced, you have a cavity that needs filling, or you fracture a tooth with hard food, any crack is dangerous – make careful decisions and see us consistently, so we can keep your teeth intact and free of infection.