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If there was one dental treatment you could avoid, what would it be? If you thought of root canal therapy before any treatment, you’re far from alone. Fortunately, if this was your first thought, please note that root canal therapy is probably not as bad as you might think. Still, there are several things you should do to avoid making root canal therapy a necessity.

As you might already know, brushing and flossing your pearly whites is very important. You may also know that you should visit our dentist twice every year for a routine checkup. If you don’t, you may have to deal with tooth decay. Sadly, if your decay isn’t addressed, it may spread to the center of your teeth—which can only be addressed by root canal therapy. Please remember that the diet you follow will also impact your oral health. If you enjoy too much sugar, you’ll be more susceptible to decay.

Please remember to schedule an appointment with us if you’re worried that you need root canal therapy. Luckily, there are several signs you can watch for, including a severe toothache. Sudden sensitivity is another sign of a damaged root canal.

If you’d like to learn more about the signs of a damaged root canal in Great Neck, New York, please feel free to contact Great Neck Dental Care by calling 516-717-4729. Our dentist, Dr. Behnam Y. Moghadasian, and our team will gladly inspect teeth and give you individualized advice. We’re excited to receive your call soon.