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What do you know about root canal therapy? As you may know, root canal therapy is designed to treat a tooth whose center is decayed or infected. Still, there are several myths surrounding root canal therapy.

You may need a root canal when a cavity filling won’t save your tooth. You see, if you have an infection in the center of your tooth, your dentist will need to remove the infected area. Similarly, if the bone or root surfaces are damaged, you may need root canal therapy.

Many people think root canals are extremely painful procedures. Fortunately, this isn’t entirely accurate. In fact, many patients come to the dentist in pain expecting the treatment to be even more painful, but the majority of patients who have had root canal therapy experience little or no pain. In fact, most patients who’ve had root canal therapy claim that it’s comparable to having a cavity filled.

Sadly, if you do nothing about a damaged root canal, your tooth could die. If this happens, your only remaining option could be pulling your tooth. While this is a perfectly viable option, most dentists will agree that your natural teeth are generally better than any restoration. In other words, we recommend visiting our team if you’re experiencing any type of dental discomfort.

If you have any concerns or question please don’t hesitate to call our dedicated team at 605-225-2050. Our dentist, Dr. Joe Rigg and his team are eager to help you in any way.