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May 10 is Root Canal Day to draw attention to a procedure that can help many patients save their natural teeth and reduce decay of the tooth. Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When your dentist performs a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed, the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.woman holding mouth with text can't handle the tooth call dr. yap

Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages: you’ll be able to chew more efficiently, have normal biting force and sensation, have a natural appearance (since your tooth will be preserved), and the tooth will protect other teeth from excessive wear or strain.

Have you been putting off a root canal? Dr. Yap will help you find the best option for your recommended treatment plan. One thing is sure: the sooner you schedule your appointment, the sooner you can return to smiling! Call Brenda or Terryl to book today- summer is just around the corner!