Ruggless Dental

How can I avoid a root canal procedure?

At Ruggless Dental, we are firm believers in the benefits of preventive dentistry, and we encourage our patients who want to avoid root canals and other invasive dental procedures to focus on keeping their teeth and gums healthy and strong.

With strong, healthy teeth and gums, you can avoid many problems that lead to the need for root canal treatment, like advanced cavities and large dental fillings.

To maintain excellent oral health, we advise you to:

  • Woman at dentist in Springfield IL for root canal treatmentBrush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once every day
  • Schedule regular check-ups and dental cleanings at Ruggless Dental 
  • Eat a tooth-healthy diet, avoiding sugary foods and beverages, like soda

With excellent oral health, you have a better chance of avoiding root canal treatment, cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems. 

What If I Do Notice a Dental Problem?

If you notice a developing dental issue, schedule a visit with Dr. Shane Ruggless, DMD. If you have a small cavity, for example, it’s much easier to treat early on than at an advanced stage, and the earlier it is treated, the less likely it is to progress into a cavity that causes infection. 

What If I Can’t Avoid a Root Canal?

When root canal treatment becomes unavoidable, which is sometimes the case, we don’t want you to worry or feel afraid. Instead, we provide gentle, comfortable root canal treatments in our Springfield dental office, so you can restore your oral health and enjoy a pain-free life again. 

Contact Our Springfield, IL Dentist Office Today!

Dr. Ruggless and the rest of our experienced team can help you maintain great oral health with preventive care, and we’re always here to intervene if a dental problem does develop.

Call Ruggless Dental today at (217) 787-0212 to schedule your appointment for a dental cleaning and exam.

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