Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

What happens next if I need a root canal?

Tooth pain | root canals fayetevilleThough no one really wants to have a root canal, it is important to remember that it is an effort to save your tooth. When we perform root canals in our Fayetteville, AR dentist office, we always make sure you feel completely comfortable during treatment.

Once we successfully complete your root canal, we need to protect the tooth. Because we remove the nerve and blood supply, the tooth can become brittle and easier to break. Protecting your treated tooth usually means placing a dental crown.

A dental crown completely covers your tooth and protects it while chewing. It can add decades to the life of your tooth.

As with all of your teeth, we will closely monitor your root canal-treated tooth to ensure that it is still healthy. Regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays will help you keep your mouth healthy and your smile looking its best.

If you are wondering why we go through such heroic efforts to save one tooth, it is because saving your natural teeth is far less complex than replacing a missing tooth. Leaving a gap in your smile can lead to bone loss, reduced self-esteem, and shifting teeth that result in a misaligned bite.

For a Fayetteville, AR dentist who will always put your smile first, contact Northwest Arkansas Family Dental today. 

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