At Baldwinsville Gentle Dentistry, we will do everything we can to save our patients’ teeth. When there is no other option, we will suggest a root canal as the last resort to save your teeth. Many times when a patient hears they need a root canal, a certain sense of panic begins to set in. Root canals get a bad reputation. Thanks to movies, television shows, and popular culture, root canals are often depicted as extremely uncomfortable, which leaves patients terrified when this tooth-saving treatment is recommended. While a root canal is a more involved procedure, it really is no more difficult than a dental cleaning or filling.
Cavities are a well known dental problem that many people will experience at least once in their lifetime. These little holes in your teeth can form for a number of reasons, including inadequate oral hygiene, poor diet, and missing regular check ups with your dentist. Most people know the basics about cavities, but do you know the science behind how they occur? Does all bacteria cause cavities? Does your body naturally try to defend itself? How does the unfortunate process of tooth decay develop?