The term “root canal” strikes fear in most people. Some aren’t exactly certain what it is but do know that it hurts and that it’s not a good thing.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal removes the main nerve inside of the tooth in order to stop further damage from decay. In the past with traditional dentistry, dentists were quick to do root canals anytime there seemed even the slightest need. Now, dentists who practice with biomimetic focus, like myself, are changing the game and doing all they can to provide effective, healing treatments that don’t involve root canals.
Here are some ways to avoid root canals:
Improve Your Diet, Eliminate Processed Sugars
Some people believe the foods we eat can balance our body enough sometimes even to heal. Proponents of this say that the first step is eliminating all processed sugars. Eating a diet high in protein can be very helpful. When it comes to milk and butter, raw is best. Of course, none of these major changes should be made without consulting a medical professional.
Put Your Trust in Us
Traditional “drill and fill” dentists don’t follow the same philosophy as I do. Since I am a Biomimetic Dentist, I take tooth conservation very seriously. In fact, I focus solely on preserving as much of a natural tooth as possible — and usually that means less root canals for my patients.
Don’t Let Your Oral Health Go
Most root canals are the result of cavities that went untreated for a long time. Maintaining good oral care routines such as brushing twice a day, flossing and having professional teeth cleanings twice a year are a great way to keep teeth in optimal shape and avoid root canals.
If a root canal becomes unavoidable, we have alternative treatments such as laser and ozone root canals that can help save your tooth!
About THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®
THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® offers affordable cosmetic and laser dentistry and gentle, compassionate general dental care in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures, complete dental reconstruction and TMJ/Headache management. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable up-to-date dentistry and a team who truly cares at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®.