You might not know it – but you may be on a pathway straight toward the need for root canal therapy at this very moment. While this might not be the news you were hoping to hear, it means that you can, in fact, often identify aspects of your daily life that you may improve to avoid the need for complex restorative treatment. We are excited to provide you with a few examples, so you can quickly become familiar with how to best protect your smile.

Path #1: You’re Lax About Dental Care

This applies to nearly any issue you have with your smile – including a desire to avoid root canal treatments. Dedicate yourself to your preventive care. Brush your teeth and floss as we recommend, schedule visits according to our guidelines. As a result, you can toss your worries aside.

Path #2: You Think Your Teeth Are Invincible

Stop thinking of your teeth as tiny, invincible superheroes. It’s true that their durability is quite impressive but they do have limits. Rather that testing those limits, cracking a tooth, and then requiring root canal therapy, we suggest you treat your smile kindly. Don’t eat something if you think it might break your tooth, don’t try to open a package because your scissors are not in sight – just trust your instincts.

Path #3: You Are A Procrastinator

You might be surprised to learn that your tendency to procrastinate can actually lead you down a path toward the need for root canal therapy. This is an easy problem to rectify, fortunately. Just remember to act quickly when we make serious suggestions. For instance, if you have a cavity and we suggest a filling, schedule your visit immediately rather than waiting. As a result, you will not give the problem time to advance severely enough to warrant a root canal.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.