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You probably know that there are certain steps you’ll need to take if you’re interested in keeping your teeth healthy. You already know that scheduling check-ups with our team are important and that you should brush and floss your pearly whites regularly. However, did you know that a damaged root canal can only be treated with root canal therapy, or that root canal therapy may not be as bad as you might have heard?

You’ve probably been told that root canal therapy is extremely painful. You might even think you should avoid this treatment altogether. But if you need root canal treatment and don’t get it, your tooth could ultimately die. The fact is, root canal therapy isn’t as painful as you might fear. Most patients who have had a cavity filled and have had root canal therapy claim the two are actually fairly comparable when it comes to the procedure.

Please remember that you should also have root canal therapy if your root canal is injured even if you aren’t experiencing any pain or discomfort. There are other symptoms you should know about, including red and swollen gums, an unusual taste in your mouth, pain when you bite down, and sensitivity to temperatures. You may need root canal therapy even if you don’t notice any of these symptoms.

If you’re interested in learning more about root canal therapy in Wichita, Kansas, we invite you to give Gilbert Omido DDS, P.A. a call at 316-683-0440. Our dentist, Dr. Gilbert Omido, and our team will gladly answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you!