There are several benefits to root canal treatment, including:
1. Prevents Further Damage
If a dental infection is left untreated, it can spread to surrounding tissue, teeth, and gums. Because your oral health significantly impacts your overall health, stopping the infection with a root canal is vital.
2. Provides Pain Relief
Because the nerves inside the tooth are removed during a root canal, the procedure eliminates pain and prevents further sensitivity or discomfort in that tooth.
3. It Saves Your Natural Tooth
If an infection damages a tooth beyond repair, the tooth must be extracted. You’ll need cosmetic treatments to restore your smile, such as dental implants or bridges. A root canal can save your natural tooth and prevent extraction.
4. Results Can Last For Decades
With the right techniques and care, root canals have high success rates and may even last a lifetime. Talk to your dentist about dental fillings and crowns to protect your tooth after a root canal.