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Victoria Ramos – D.M.D.  at Aleris Salem Dental Center
Elena Siniaver – D.M.D.  at Aleris Salem Dental Center

National Root Canal Day | Did you get a root canal?

Today is National Root Canal Day!

Did you get a root canal today? If you did, you're not the only one! Forty-one thousand people have root canals every day! We think it is the perfect opportunity to take a moment to thank the incredible dentists who perform root canals and other essential procedures. While no one loves the idea of a root canal, this is a necessary procedure to maintain your overall health! The pulp inside your teeth contains nerves and tissue that can become infected. If this goes untreated, you can potentially lose the tooth, damaging the bone around it. Forty-one thousand root canal procedures are performed every day in the U.S., relieving patients from tooth pain and decreasing their risk of dental complications.

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Dental Treatment by Dr. Ramos

Here are three helpful facts about root canals:

  • Root canals don't cause pain; they relieve it.⁠

  • They are designed to save the tooth and prevent tooth extraction!⁠

  • It's designed to stop the infections before they start. The success rate is near 95%⁠

Root canal treatment aims to remove all the infections from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further disease. A temporary filling is put in, and the tooth is left to settle. The tooth is checked at a later visit, and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure, and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits. The root canal treatment has a 97% success rate. A root canal and an appropriate tooth filling or dental crown can last many years if done well. 85% of root canals can even last a lifetime.

Happy Root Canal Day!

For more information about root canals and dental health, please call Aleris Salem Dental Center at (855) 745-0055 or contact us online. Schedule your consultation with the best dentists in Salem, MA!


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