|Here Is How You Can Prevent the Need For A Root Canal
|Reasons You May Need a Root Canal
You may have to undergo a root canal if there is damage, infection, or injury that affects the pulp. A tooth's root pulp is the region at the center of the tooth that hosts blood vessels, nerve endings, as well as connective tissues. When this area suffers from injury, infection, or decay, it can create immense pain. Your tooth feels painful when you exert pressure on it. It also develops immense sensitivity.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
The aim of performing root canal therapy is to save the infected or decayed tooth. A dentist first cleans the pulp area, removing the decayed or infected pulp. After cleaning, the dentist then seals the opening or cavity with a tooth filling material. In order to protect the tooth, a dentist also installs crowns to cover the tooth. This way, bacterial plaque, and debris cannot get inside the treated cavity hole or the pulp area. You may need to see a dentist for checkups if you have pain that feels deep in the bone, sensitivity, swollen gums, lost teeth, or tooth discoloration.
How Can I Prevent the Need for a Root Canal?
To prevent undergoing a root canal you need is to make sure you brush and floss your teeth frequently. Again, you should see our dentist for prophylactic cleanings and examinations twice a year. It is important that you use toothpaste and mouthwash containing fluoride since it helps strengthen tooth enamel.
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|Ask These Questions to Your Dentist When Prepping for a Dental Crown
|You have been recommended a dental crown by a general dentist. How do you go about ensuring that the procedure goes smoothly? Dental crowns provide cosmetic corrections as well as protection and support. Before you agree to get these restorations, ask the dentist these questions:
What types of crowns are available for you? Typically, you can expect to get porcelain or ceramic crowns. These match natural teeth. There are porcelain-metal crowns and resin.
How long will my crowns last? Dental crowns have a lifespan of about 15 years, but other factors can influence longevity.
How do I care for my crowns? Dental crowns may not require any special care, other than basic oral hygiene. The dentist should be able to tell you what you need to focus on when caring for the crown.
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|Should You Use Mouthwash Every Day? Find Out!
|First, you should brush and floss your teeth and gums before using mouthwash. If you have fluoride toothpaste, don't use mouthwash immediately after brushing. Wait a few minutes, and then use your mouthwash so that you won't wash away the fluoride.
Make sure to rinse and spit out the mouthwash. You should have enough mouthwash to swish it around in the mouth. Ensure you swish and gargle the mouthwash for about 30 seconds before you spit to ensure full effect.
Use a fluoride mouthwash to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. A mouthwash with fluoride is able to rebuild weakened enamel and slow down mineral loss in the enamel. It is also able to reverse early signs of decay and prevent the accumulation of harmful bacteria.
Talk to our dental team to see how you can effectively use mouthwash in your daily oral care. Contact us today!