Do you need a root canal?
People think root canals are painful, but they actually relieve toothaches and pain. Your Augusta and Evans, GA, dentists use modern technology to help rid you of any pain.
More About Root Canals
When a cavity is deep enough to infiltrate the enamel, then the dentin, it reaches the pulp, causing pain. Your Augusta and Evans dentist will need to remove the pulp, clean and disinfect the canal from any bacteria remaining, then seal the canal to prevent any more bacteria from entering.
Purpose of a Root Canal
One of the main reasons people end up needing a root canal is because of poor oral hygiene. If you don't brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once, then you will suffer from plaque and tartar building up. Plaque and tartar are not only difficult to clean at some point, but you'll then have to deal with tooth decay, a bigger problem.
Taking Care of Your Teeth
You need to maintain proper health care. To do so, follow the advice below:
- Getting professional dental cleanings and checkups every six months to remove hardened plaque that's accumulated on teeth and around gums over time
- Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day, at least, while holding the brush at a 40-degree angle to clean hard-to-reach areas
- Flossing at least once before bed will remove food debris.
- Avoiding tobacco, smoking, and drinking too much coffee and tea.
If you have any questions or concerns about root canals, don't hesitate to call your Augusta and Evans, GA, dentists Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris. Call the office team in Augusta at (706) 738-4723. For Evans, GA, call (706) 250-2998.