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If you’ve ever had a tooth chip or a dental filling chipped out, you recognize that life can cause some oral fixtures to be less than permanent. If you are in need of a root canal and are hesitant about how successful it can be, don’t worry: root canal services are very successful, and with care, they can last for decades. Here is some extra information for you about root canal treatment.

Root canal treatments are some of the most successful dental procedures, and they have about a 95% success rate. Many pearly whites that are filled during a root canal procedure will last a lifetime, but it is possible for them to be damaged or to fall out. To help your root canal filling or crown last more time, be sure to bypass tough foods such as lollipops and rock candies. To make sure that the filling or crown sits on your tooth appropriately, you’ll have to keep your teeth free from decay, so brush your teeth two times per day with a fluoridated toothpaste and floss once a day to remove dangerous debris from your teeth. With a small bit of care, your root canal filling or crown will last for a very long time, keeping your tooth protected.

Is it time for you to see us about a tooth that’s been annoying you? We’re root canal experts in Orem, Utah, and we’d like to help you out. Call us now at 801-224-7337 to pencil in your next visit with Dr. Damon P. Swenson and the CrossPointe Dental team.