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Why do you need a root canal?

The best way to maintain your oral health is by taking preventative measures. Daily brushing and flossing are essential to preserving oral health. And routine dental checkups do more than just keep your teeth clean. These appointments also allow for proactive prevention of dental health issues before they become irreversible. 

A root canal is commonly needed to save a heavily decayed or infected tooth. The dentist removes the damaged tissue from inside the tooth and then fills and seals the tooth. 

7 Reasons a Root Canal May Be Necessary:

  1. Issues from a previous filling
  2. Deep decay
  3. Cracked tooth
  4. Chipped tooth
  5. Injury to the tooth
  6. Faulty crown
  7. Deep cavity

Root Canals - Springfield, IL

The main reason to have a root canal is to relieve pain. Tooth pain caused by an infection or decay can be very severe. Untreated pulp inflammation or infection can cause pain or lead to an abscess. Without treatment, the infection can spread to other parts of the body. Root canals can also prevent further damage to the tooth. Once the damaged tissue is removed, the tooth can be sealed and protected from further damage.

If you are experiencing pain in a tooth, it is important to give us a call at (217) 787-0212 for an evaluation. The sooner you get treatment–the better.

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